Littlejohn, Margaret, Margaret Bone, B D Ramer, and Mr and Mrs William Wolf 1957-04-15

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Margaret Littlejohn, Margaret Bone, B. D. Ramer and the Wolfs reminisce about the early days in McCamey, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Margaret Littlejohn, Margaret Bone, B. D. Ramer, and Mr. and Mrs. Wolf

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 15, 1957

Location: McCamey, Texas

Interviewer: None Given

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: First impression of West Texas, Tents, Oil wells, First buildings, Schools, Water costs, Dust problems, City council, Windmill, Electricity, Population, Tax rates, Telephone service, Train, Discussion of Mexican artifacts, Mexican revolutions, Margaret Littlejohn, Family history, European honeymoon.

Tape 1, Side 2: Mine cave-in, People in McCamey, First waterline, Ladies’ shop, Margaret Bone, Store opening (1930), Mr. Bone, First impression of town, Anecdote about early law and order, Countryside (1930s), Drought (1935), Surrounding areas, Roads, Railroad, Oil companies, Streets and alleys, Width.

Range Dates: 1920s-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1930s

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