Laughlin, Lena 1981-05-20

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Lena Laughlin, retired schoolteacher and wife of Red Laughlin, describes Wink, Texas, during the height of the oil boom there in the 1930s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lena Laughlin

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 20, 1981

Location: Wink, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Anson, Texas (1906), To Wink, Texas (1928), Red Laughlin, husband, Auto repair shop (1928-1940), Drug store, Wink, Schoolteacher, School buildings, Living conditions (1928), Tents, Oil company camps, Businesses, Jewish owners, Schoolteachers, Students, Roy Orbison, Saturdays, Theaters, Blackie Laughlin, Shorty Laughlin, Baptist Church, Roy Orbison (again).

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1906-1940

Bulk Dates: 1928-1940

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