Harris, Vernon Brown 1983-06-01

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Vernon Brown Harris, a lifelong resident of the Southwest Texas area, reminisces about his life.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Vernon Brown Harris

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Date: June 1, 1983

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Vernon Brown Harris, Grandparents, William Taylor Brown grandfather, Lula Vernon grandmother, Children, Frank Vernon Brown father, William Dolores "Pat" Brown uncle, Ned Brown, uncle, To Plains (1907), Ranching, William Taylor Brown (again), Land purchase, Willie Moore grandmother, Moores, Frank Vernon Brown, "Leather Hat", Rodeos, Built the family home, Water supply, Neighbors, Walter Posey’s parents, Taxes, New Home Texas, Entertainment.

Tape 1, Side 2: Frank Brown (again), Pansy Posey, Friendship, Posey Texas, Underground silo, Swimming, Crosbyton Texas, Frank Brown (again), "Leather Hat" (again), Attempts to colonize the area, Generosity, Death (1932), Debtors, Wilson, Texas, Death: May 30 1932 (again), Circumstances, Shamburger Lumber Company, Pat Brown, Murdered, Circumstances, Contractor, Deputy sheriff, Sharky.

Range Dates: 1907-1983

Bulk Dates: 1907-1930s

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