Hale, Harvey B 1981-05-20

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Harvey Hale discusses the town of Thurber, Texas, and the Texas and Pacific Coal Company.

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Interviewee Name: Harvey B. Hale

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Date: May 20, 1981

Location: Wink, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Thurber Texas, Shallow fields, Oil camps, Coal mining, Miners, Caps, Thurber, New York Hill, Marston Street, Silk Stocking Road, Nationalities, Italians, George A. Hale father, Constable (1914-1927), Charlie DeWitt, father-in-law, Grocery business, Thurber (again), Population (1916), Miners’ strike (1919), Mexican replacements, Coal market, Horse-drawn ambulances, Scrip, Brickyard, Houses, Prices.

Tape 1, Side 2: Mingus Texas, Miners, Transportation, "Thurber Junction", Railroad Hotel, "Home Brew", Saloons, Prohibition, Grappo, W. K. Gordon, Daughter’s death, O. E. Mitchell, Manual labor, Born (April 22, 1903), Texas and Pacific Coal Company, Positions held, Grocery store delivery (1918), Ed Britton general manager, Oil business, Ranger Texas, Oil fields, Locations, Pipeline.

Tape 2, Side 1: Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company, West Texas oil fields, Pipelines, Strawn Texas, Gas plants, Thurber Texas (again), Power plant, Coal as fuel, Medical care, Travel, Fire (1929), Texas Pacific Offices, To Fort Worth Texas (1933), Coal miners, Entertainment, West Texas, Oil fields, Locations, Bennett Field, McCamey Field (1926), Denver City Field (1938), Production, Regulated, Kermit Texas, Texas and Pacific Company, Great Depression, Retail gas stations, Mother, Born (1884).

Tape 2, Side 2: Texas and Pacific Company, Real estate holdings, East Texas, Denver City Texas, Oil fields, Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company, Success, Odessa fields, Yoakum County Texas, Oil production, Albert Whitehead, Thurber (again), Black neighborhoods, Anecdotes, W. P. "Bill" Boyd Justice of the Peace, John L. Lewis, Texas Pacific employees, Wages, Strike, Boarding houses, Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company, Dairy, Garden, Oil industry.

Range Dates: 1884-c.1940

Bulk Dates: 1914-1938

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