Kaderli, Fred 1975-07-16

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Fred Kaderli, retired schoolteacher and administrator, recalls farm life in Martin County during his childhood and reviews his adult career in education.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Fred Kaderli

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 16, 1975

Location: Austin Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Nature of Kaderli family’s move to Martin County (1904), Prior move to Oklahoma described, Railroad trip from Oklahoma to Stanton, Texas recalled, Family members discussed, Ranchers’ reaction to arrival of farmers in the county, Resulting trouble, Sale of land in Martin County for farming (1904), Success of crops, Stanton prior to 1904 described, Drought and consequent migration of Germans, Marion Field cited as original town name, Cotton seed brought from Oklahoma, Mary Elizabeth Parr was mother’s name, Parr family history and genealogy discussed, Cotton, maize and corn grown (1905), Farm equipment discussed, Managing farm described, Beef raised for family consumption, Big Spring good place for fruit sale, Daily routine described, Going to church and to town were only entertainments.

Tape 1, Side 2: Father catalogued growth and production of new seeds, Left farm for training school at San Marcos (1914), Migrant workers began passing through (1912), Worked on bridge gang at San Marcos, Began working on the Florey ranch in Andrews County (1916), World War I, Volunteered for Navy (1916), After war, became Assistant Foreman on bridge gangs in Texas, Attended college in San Marcos (1921-1924), Taught high school and coached at San Marcos (1924-1930), Became high school principal (1930), Became school superintendent (1937), Was President of the Texas Association of School, Administrators for two years, Left San Marcos (1953), Taught at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo four years, Taught school in Austin for 12 years, Doesn’t like present day high school football, Father was on Martin County school board for years, Once leaving his father’s farm (1914), he never returned.

Range Dates: 1904-1969

Bulk Dates: 1904-1969

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