Holmes, H A 1968-05-03

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H. A. Holmes, a Sheffield area pioneer, tells of various occurrences of frontier violence and individuals involved. A small amount of data on early Sheffield is also included.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: H. A. Holmes

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: May 3, 1968

Location: Sheffield, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical information New Mexico, Tramp incident, Warrant incident, Shooting incident (1899), Sheffield Texas (1907), Naming, Early businesses, Cost of shave and haircut, Townsite dedication, Cost of land, Listing of early settlers, Shooting incidents (1903), Type of antiseptic, Allen R. Bosworth, Range argument and shooting (1904).

Tape 1, Side 2: Outcome of shooting incident, More shooting incidents, Wild animal circus, Shooting incident (1913), Patricio Salinas biography, Garcia killing (1914), Martinez killing, County Sheriff, Chaining of Mexican (1919), John Cannon’s horse team, First auto owner, Funerals, List of local listings, Country dances.

Tape 2, Side 1: Chaining of criminals, "Mexican War" incident, George Holmes biography, Mistaken identity incident, Sheffield (again), Early residents, Black Jack Ketchum, Frank Hamer, Nick Grider, Ranger White incident, Shepard, Wages, Bedding down, Watering, School, Room and grades, Enrollment, Teachers, Principal, Justice of the Peace, Unusual wedding, Ed Valentine murder.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1899-1920

Bulk Dates: 1899-1920

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