LeGrand, Louei 1972-03-21

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Louie LeGrand, pioneer resident of the Hereford area, reviews his life and the town’s growth.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Louei LeGrand

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 21, 1972

Location: Hereford, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family settled in Young County (1903), Explains activity in land speculation, Country doctors recalled, Description of early Hereford, School facilities in Hereford mentioned, Notes effects of drought on population, Burned wheat crop during Depression, "Dust Bowl" conditions described, Relates establishment of prisoner-of-war camp near Hereford, Italian prisoners used for farm work, Prisoner camps were boost to economy, Economic growth of Hereford area, Farm Co-op discussed, Family background related.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1903-1972

Bulk Dates: 1903-1950

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