Guthrie, Mr and Mrs M L 1969

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The Guthries discuss their families and lives, particularly his business experiences, and give some information on Santa Anna in the early 1900s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. M. L. "Rat" Guthrie

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Date: c. 1969

Location: Santa Anna, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: M. L. Guthrie’s childhood, Family moves to Santa Anna, Early work experience and marriage, Santa Anna in 1902 described, Work experience, Goes into horse and mule business, Depression experiences recalled, Land holdings, Attended school in Santa Anna, Children and their occupations, Anecdote about trading for mule, Doctors in Santa Anna, Tuberculosis.

Tape 1, Side 2: Shields (?) family discussed, Mule business, Goes into grain business, Business is a success, Father’s family background, Race for Indian land, Oklahoma, Mother’s family background, Santa Anna National Bank discussed.

Tape 2, Side 1: Glass industry in Santa Anna, Factory closed, Mrs. Guthrie’s early life, Birth and childhood, Courtship and marriage, Mr. Guthrie cared for parents, Early Santa Anna, Businesses, Bannister family mentioned, Hotel, Mrs. Guthrie’s family background, Early Santa Anna (again), M. L. Guthrie’s work experience, Game hunting, Social life—picnic breakfasts.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1902-1969

Bulk Dates: 1902-1920

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