Kelly, Frank, Mrs D M Parmalee, and Porter Richardson 1958-10-12

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Mrs. D. M. Parmalee and Porter Richardson narrate a radio program entitled "History of Oil and Mitchell County." Mrs. Parmalee authored the script in consultation with Frank Kelly.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Frank Kelly, Mrs. D. M. Parmalle, and Porter Richardson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 12, 1958

Location: Colorado City, Texas

Interviewer: Radio broadcast

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Cites number of producing wells at present time, Description of geological formations of oil deposits, Arrival of man into area traced, Texas and Pacific Railroad built across West Texas, Shipping point established at Colorado City (1881), Describes Colorado City at height (1885) and subsequent decline, Drilling for oil in Colorado City (1920), Colorado City well becomes first exploited by Magnolia Petroleum Company (1925), Anecdote about trading land for horse and team, Conservation methods result in continuing production, Extent of Permian Basin Field noted.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1881-1958

Bulk Dates: 1881-1958

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