Kosthia, Walter 1980-03-05

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Walter Kostiha discusses his father’s work in the coal mines of Thurber, Texas, using the model of a mine he constructed and antique implements he has saved to demonstrate his ideas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Walter Kosthia

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 05, 1980

Location: Strawn, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: W. K. Gordon, Oil strike, McCluskey well, Coal mining, Methods, Drilling implements, Miner’s pails, Conditions, Mules, Quantity, Father, From Czechoslovakia, Coal mines, Air shafts, Carbide lanterns, Coal cars, "Entries" (tunnels), Antique collection, License plate, Radio, Camera, Tobacco cans, Bottles, Coal mine model, Construction, Number 3 Mine, Thurber, Texas, Coal miners, Henry Ogles, Victor Linzinni, George Guydis.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: Early 1900s

Bulk Dates: Early 1900s

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