Hewlett, Harry H 1982-03-31

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Harry Hewlett discusses his background, early days in Wilson, and effects of the Depression on West Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Harry H. Hewlett

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Date: March 31, 1982

Location: Wilson, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Wilson Texas, Early settlers, Name origin, German settlers, Green family, Arrival (1922), Travel covered wagon, Born Stephenville Texas (July 11 1906), Traveling, Medicines, Triplets born, E. J. Hewlett father, Annie Frances Roberts mother, Father dairyman, Stephenville Texas, Boll weevils (1918), World War I, Jones Dairy, Kyle Academy, Forerunner of Texas A & M, Add-Ran College, Forerunner of Texas Christian University, Erath County Texas, Boll weevils (again), Destruction, Reason for move to Wilson (1922).

Tape 1, Side 2: Area schools, Wife, First meeting, C. W. Post, Post settlements, Texas Tech University Locating Board, Locations considered, Trains, Immigrant cars, Wilson, Early settlers, Cow chips, "Bachelor" stoves, Slide Road, Name origin, Mesquite, Grocery store owner, Making cream, Candling eggs, Great Depression (1930s), Bank, Illnesses, Medicines, Dick White poultry man, Swift Poultry Company.

Tape 2, Side 1: Property purchased (1945), Tractors, Impact on farming, Childbirth, Telephones, Electricity, Lights, Appliances, Depression, Money shortage, Farmers, Schools, State aid, Pauper’s oath, School board, Marriage, German-Americans, Dan Carpenter, Cottonseed types, Chapman Ranch, Bagby, Coal, Carbide lights, O. R. Cook.

Tape 2, Side 2: Crops, Insects, "Beneficials", Harmful, Buford Jones, Blacks, Bracero labor, Mechanical cotton picker (1930s), Cotton prices, Area citizens.

Range Dates: 1906-1982

Bulk Dates: 1918-1945

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