Kunkel, Max 1978-01-18

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Max Kunkel reminisces about his life and the early days in Olney, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Max Kunkel

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 18, 1978

Location: Olney, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born (May 26, 1895), Early area, Rock house, People (early 1900s), Father, Farmer, Railroad (1907), Cotton gins, Price changes, Wood imported, Entertainment, Movies, Medicine shows, Carnivals, Baseball, Farming, Ranches, Tractors (late 1920s), Oil boom (1923-24), Effect, Slush pit, Anecdote about horse breaking.

Tape 1, Side 2: Horse breaking (continued), Horse ranches, Burhart ranch, Horse traders, Establishment of church, Kunkel family, School, Community efforts, Automobiles, Mesquites, Medical care, Doctor, Home remedies, Mail, Newspaper, Family, Dances, Choir, Young people.

Tape 2, Side 1: Breaking horses, Hauling wheat, Liquor, Overnight in town, Anecdote about cousin and horse, Eating on trip, Benefits of horses and mules.

Range Dates: 1895-1925

Bulk Dates: 1895-1925

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