Hobdy, Buddy 2011-03-09

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Buddy Hobdy and his father owned a car dealership from the late 1920's until 2000. He talks about the state of business then and now. He also recollects the locations of all the establishments at Canadian.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Buddy Hobdy

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: March 9, 2011

Location: Canadian, TX

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 01:06:59 (1 hour, 6 minutes, 59 seconds)


Background, Born at Canadian, Texas, Parents name and place of birth, Mother worked for first national bank, Father worked for Ford dealer, Father owned Ford dealership, Canadian now and then, Could hunt anywhere, Started driving early, Animals they hunted Wildlife at Canadian, Mesquite and Salt Cedar, Effects of the Canadian River Bridge, Weather and economy, Drought of early 1950’s, Changes in the economy, Servicing and purchase of tractors, Dust storms of 1930’s, Tornado and fate of towns, Canadian River, About Canadian, Fishing at Canadian, Business locations on the map, Section between highway and Third Street, Description of certain establishments, Establishments at Fourth Street, Locations of the banks, Locations on the map, The car dealership, Wood furniture shop, Businesses across from the courthouse, Methodist Church, Other stores, The dealership, Location from 1928-1947, Reasons for the shift, Chores as a child, His mechanic Drew Cantwell, Canadian in his youth, Hangouts, Decline of car dealerships, Personnel at car dealerships, State of business, Steady during his father’s time, Suppliers, Oil business

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: available on CD in reading room

Transcript: no

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