Hardin, Mollie Reed 1970-11-09

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Mrs. Hardin, a longtime resident of Lubbock County, describes the growth and changes she has witnessed through the years and discusses events in her personal life.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mollie Reed Hardin

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Date: November 9, 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Harry Krenek

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background discussed Travels outlined, Anecdote concerning family’s first car recalled, Early Shallowater described, Father’s blacksmith shop described, Cattle drives through Shallowater recalled, Father sometimes shoed horses all night, Storing meat described, Sandstorms described, Preparing for the storms recalled, Crump family remembered, Anecdote about Judge Crump’s biscuits, Other family members, Trips to see grandparents recalled, Feuding over barbed wire fences discussed, Story of a killing over barbed wire told, Entertainment discussed, Anecdote about first radio told, Growth of Lubbock discussed, Irrigation of crops began, Farming in Lubbock.

Tape 1, Side 2: Building a godevil described, System of refrigeration described, Father characterized, Mrs. Hardin’s art talent discussed, Intentions of donating antiques to Texas Tech Museum mentioned, Husband worked on area ranches in the 1920s, Art work discussed further, Tells about old school friend keeping her early sketches.

Range Dates: Early 1900s-1970

Bulk Dates: Early 1900s-1970

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