Laughlin, Charles 1981-09-28

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Charles Laughlin reminisces about his career in the oil business as a well driller.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Charles Laughlin

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 28, 1981

Location: Wink, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Move to Ranger, Texas (1919), Hearing about Ranger, Ranger, Description, People, Oil wells, Production, El Paso Natural Gas Company, Pipeline in South Africa, Oil prices, Ranger job, Driller, Operation of rigs.

Tape 1, Side 2: Ranger job (continued), Driller (continued), Operation of rigs (continued), Work schedule, Gas formations, Bull wheels, Drill bits, Sierra Madre Mountains, Move to Wink, Texas (March 1928), Reason.

Tape 2, Side 1: Wink, Texas (continued), Work, Heavy Brackeen, Oil towns, Mining towns.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1919-1929

Bulk Dates: 1919-1929

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