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Belle Long and others review early days in Llano County, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Belle Long

Additional Parties Recorded: 3 people

Date: 1977

Location: Llano, Texas

Interviewer: Pam Fowler

Length: 120 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: [Entire side is inaudible.]

Tape 1, Side 2: [Entire side is inaudible.]

Tape 2, Side 1: [First 20 minutes are inaudible.], Long, Belle (again), Horse care, Linda kept a horse in town during high school, Her parents names were Willie and Mollie McDougal, Church meetings in school at Kingsland, Ben Campbell preached, Community church, Lafaye? and husband built a small church, Sanctuary built then rebuilt church, Now 600 members, Baptist, Church of Christ and Catholic churches, Community Church usually had a Methodist preacher, Preacher pay differed greatly, Preacher Brown was funny, but not much of a preacher, Ben Campbell (again), He started another church there, He said “everyone of Highway 71 going to die and go to Hell”, Shopping experiences.

Tape 2, Side 2: [Conversation between 3-4 people)], Ball game at the Houston Astro-dome, Might get a dishwasher, (Meal being prepared and children playing in background), She never went to school much, Click School was 5-6 miles away, Lula Moore, preachers daughter would teach 6-7 kids, Going to Click with teams of horses or walk, School at Honey Creek, Teacher hired in the flats, Shoes-ashamed to wear them near school so hid them in brush pile, Old rough flat shoes, old double school desks, Lyndon Johnson park at Johnson City, Chit Chat by several people, Senior citizens activities, dominoes, Lady going to set house on fire, Walking to school, Home-owners in the area, Sue’s cousin married, Jim’s girls, Dogs and worms, She is ”not strong on dogs, people overdoes it”, Take me down and see your house, Television show on Channel 23- “Bionic Woman”, Tough kids on show like we were, Story of the TV show, Her grandfather’s history- interviewer might publish it, One of her dad’s sister’s sons brought it to her, Written from grandmother’s records, Her brother from California came and they went down to Taylor, Grandmother lost her husband in Taylor and moved to Llano area, They couldn’t find the grave, Grandmother had inherited property from her mother-in-law, Deed of land from fighting Indians on the coast, Grandmothers husband killed in Houston, Told where he was buried where old depot used to be, He adopted, Any more information in Moore family, Aunt Nina is still around and knows, Old man Brookings and her buried in Llano.

Range Dates: 1880-1977

Bulk Dates: 1920-1950

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