Johnson, Moore and Allen Townsend Sr 1976-06-04

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There are two copies of this same tape. On Side 1, Allen Townsend Sr. discusses his childhood in Llano County. On Side 2, Judge Moore Johnson discusses stagecoach robberies and Indian problems in the county.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Judge Moore Johnson and Allen R. Townsend Sr.

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Date: June 4, 1976

Location: Llano, Texas

Interviewer: Allan R.Townsend Jr.

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Allen R. Townsend, Sr. [Speaker], Born: November 6 1890 near the Llano River, Childhood memories, Church event, "Trip Around the World", Food from different countries served, Tornado hit Llano, Damages to hotel, Other damage, Fishing, Natural fish trap, Buildings described, Book by Wilbur Oatman discussed, Moved to Dallas, Texas (1904), Book by Irene Marshall King discussed, Hotel discussed, Minnie, chambermaid, Dancing discussed, Anecdote about getting drunk, Manuscript Townsend working on, Hotel in Kingsland Texas, Friends in Kingsland, Incident that occurred while swimming, Navy experiences, Eves Hotel, Delivered meat as a child, Incident on icy street, Hurt his leg, Moore family, Townsend lived with them for a time, Chores, Wages, Tom Moore, Ranch, Cattle, Horses, Brand, Harness racing, Walkman, Saddle maker, Prices.

Tape 1, Side 2: Moore Johnson [Narrator], Robbery of stage in Llano County (1883), Passengers named, Robbery described, Loot obtained by robbers, Robbers captured tried and convicted, Fight at Packsaddle between Indians and cowboys (August 1873), Indians raiding ranches, Cowboys who pursued are named, Events of fight described, Indians retreated leaving all their goods, Last raid in Llano County, Johnson family came to Llano County, Settled in Legion Valley (1866), Indians captured several women and children from Legion Valley, Men pursued, Details of pursuit, Survivors.

Range Dates: 1866-1976

Bulk Dates: 1866-1940

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