Ivey, Buff and LaCosta 1978-11-07

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Buff Ivey discusses his experiences in the oil fields, while Mrs. Ivey adds information about the development of Denver City.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Buff and LaCosta Ivey

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Date: November 7, 1978

Location: Denver City, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Buff Ivey, Father conductor, Seagraves Railroad (1918), Land purchase, Mother Seminole Texas, Schooling, First oil well (1935), Bennett Ranch, Roads, Denver City Texas, Appearance, Humble Oil Station, Mr. Doolittle, Independents, Rough-necking, Rigs, Depth, Sundown boom (1944), House moving, Snyder boom (1948), Pipeline, Gasoline plants, J. G. Edwards Mrs. Ivey’s father, Wasson, Texas, Schools, Davison Drilling Company.

Tape 1, Side 2: Oil wells, Methods, Mud, Rig fires, Drilling contractors, B. F. McFarland, Trinity and Colby King, E. F. Murran, S & G Trucking Company, Town promoters, Mr. Eggink, C. S. Ammens.

Range Dates: 1918-1948

Bulk Dates: 1918-1948

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