Hogan, Mr and Mrs Thomas C Sr 1968-05-01

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The Hogans related a few incidents about early Best, Texas, and the living conditions there, as well as Iraan and oil drilling. Not too much data is given outside of autobiographical information.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs Thomas C Hogan, Sr.

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Date: May 1, 1968

Location: Crane, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical information, Wells drilled in Sterling area, Arm on "Arm & Hammer" Soda, Autobiographical material, McCamey Camp (1926), Iraan Texas wells, Depth, Barrels, Wild wells, Gassing accidents, Sight, Horses, Stiles Courthouse (1925), Best, Texas, Water system, Shooting incident, Hotel, Prayer incident, Eddie shooting.

Tape 1, Side 2: McCamey, Bootlegging, Home-brew incident, Chaining prisoners, East Texas, Farming, School, Autobiographical material, Oil demand—Depression, Price, Unemployment, First Rotary well, Oil field jobs, Youngtown, Businesses, First church, World War I, Flu epidemic, Stations in America, Bookkeeping wages, McCamey (again), Water supply and cost, Iraan grocery stores, Rangers at Best, First pipeline at Best, Purchase of Orient Railroad.

Range Dates: 1910s-1930

Bulk Dates: 1915-1926

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