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Hardin Jones discusses his family history and the history of Brady, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Hardin Jones

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 28, 1982

Location: Brady, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Jones’ great-great-grandfather, Married Lucinda Fields, Moved to Milam County, Texas, Land grant, Wiley Jones, Mier Expedition, Capture, Escape, First Milam County Courthouse, Aquilla Jones, Harris Creek Church and Cemetery, House, Martin Hudson Jones, Married Elizabeth Blacklock, Farm in Erath County, Texas, Jones’ father, Married Blanche Knowles, Moved to Stephenville, Texas, Opened lumber yard in Stamford, Texas, Hardin Jones born November 12, 1901, Lumber yard in Brownwood, Texas, Lumber yard in Brady, Texas, Early downtown Brady, County organization (1876), Courthouse, School building, Stonework, Town square, Bank, Stores, Saloons, East side of square burned, Square rebuilt of stone, Source of stone, Lime kilns, Stone cutters, Dance hall (Klondike), Dances, Music.

Tape 1, Side 2: Dance hall (continued), Other dance locations, Hotel Brady, Construction (1920), Reasons for building, Drug store, Druggist/veterinarian, Anecdote: veterinarian, Drug store, Pharmacist, Anecdote: Mr. Stropshire, the druggist, Mr. Smith, Memorial Hospital, Doctors, Funds for construction, School, Location, Games played, Team sports played, Anecdote: trip with football team.

Tape 2, Side 1: Anecdote (continued), Jones’ job with bank, Hunting in the Davis Mountains, Jones’ job with bank (again), Retirement (1974), Jones’ ill health, Great Depression, Bank holiday, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Reaction of customers to bank holiday, Bank reopening, Anecdote: bank failures, Changes in banking, Adding machines, Bank statements, Loans, Deposits, Money sources for farmers, Tomlinson Creamery (1930s), Oil exploration, Drought of 1917 and 1918, New oil and gas exploration, Clarence Snider, Dairy, Work in bank, Presbyterian Church membership, Bank work (again), Boy Scouts.

Tape 2, Side 2: Boy Scouts (continued), Spanish lessons Interests, Words, Cactus, Words (again), Anecdote: Noah Webster, Pictures of Brady, Texas,

Range Dates: 1830s-1982

Bulk Dates: 1876-1974

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