Kelly, Mrs Mary Margaret Shannon 1975-10-16

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Mrs. Kelly reflects her memories of local history in the towns of Shafter and Marfa, Texas, and recalls personal and family experiences there.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Mary Margaret Shannon Kelly

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 16, 1975

Location: Marfa, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Mrs. Kelly, Family background, Childhood, Shafter, Texas, Metal mines, Mrs. Kelly (again), Childhood, Education, Reverend Bloys, Services in Shafter, Shannon family, Homes, Entertainment, Mrs. Kelly (again), Silver mines, Shafter (again), Population, Mining, Camp Marfa, Texas, Mrs. Kelly (again), Courtship, Marriage (1921), Homes, Children, Pictures, Explanation, Mining process.

Tape 1, Side 2: General reminiscences, Lorena Ann (sister), Personal history.

Range Dates: 1900-1920s

Bulk Dates: Early 1900s

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