Ledrick, H L 1969-10-26

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Longtime Pampa resident H. L. Ledrick talks about his family, including how Billy Dixon, then a Justice of the Peace, married his parents. He also discusses Borger and Pampa during the oil boom of 1926, industries of Pampa today, and the Francklyn Land and Cattle (later White Deer Lands) Company.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: H.L. Ledrick

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 26, 1969

Location: Pampa, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: H. L. Ledrick’s background, Mother’s parents came from Norway to Iowa, Father’s parents came from Lorraine to Iowa, Movement to Texas, Tells about great uncle rounding up drifting cattle for ranch, Dugouts that grandparents lived in in Texas, Discusses Billy Dixon, Indian fighter and buffalo hunter, Married Ledrick’s father and mother, Story about Dixon killing an Indian, Ledrick’s early life, Born in Pampa (1914), Education, Discusses how families moved to Pampa on immigrant trains, Describes threshers and wheat harvests, Oil boom at Pampa (1926), Tent villages, Ledrick’s rented out rooms, Population growth, Martial law at Borger during oil boom, Main industries of Pampa today, Industry, Ranching, Crops, Cattle feeding, Ledrick’s family, Henry and Jenny Lord Ledrick, grandparents, Henry Lee and Carrie Walstad Ledrick, parents, Christian and Marian Walstad, grandparents, White Deer Lands Company, Land sales on the Panhandle, Giving lands free to schools, towns, etc.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1874-1930

Bulk Dates: 1914-1930

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