Lamour, Pic, Mrs Pat Gracey, and Mary Morrison 1969

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Mrs. Gracey, Miss Morrison and Mr. Lamour recall the early history of Graham, including the oil boom days of the 1920s. Pic Lamour then discusses at length his experiences as editor of the Rotary Club "Scandal Sheet."

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Pic Lamour, Mrs. Pat Gracey, and Mary Morrison

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: 1969

Location: Graham, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Mrs. Pat Gracey: Family and early life, Father, Dan Cusenbary, Founding of Graham (1872), Early settlers and businesses recalled, Miss Mary Morrison: Preservation of Morrison business records, Morrison businesses in Graham described, Pic Lamour: Oil booms days (1920s), Anecdote about funeral, Lamour’s service in World War I, Rotary Club membership, Editorship of the "Scandal Sheet".

Tape 1, Side 2: "Scandal Sheet" (continued), Development of the "Scandal Sheet", Anecdote about Rotary Club convention, Circulation of the paper, Lamour’s Rotary Club activities, Anecdote concerning speech, Subscribers to the "Scandal Sheet" recalled, Arnold Glasso and "Glasso’s Gloom Busters", Lamour quoted in Reader’s Digest.

Range Dates: 1872-1920s

Bulk Dates: 1917-1920s

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