Love, A H 1976-08-05

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A. H. Love describes his career as a cook on the official private cars of the Fort Worth and Denver Railway.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: A.H. Love

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 05, 1976

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal history, Employment history, Military service (World War II), Employed by Fort Worth and Denver Railway, (March 15, 1920), Cooking school, Learning about Fort Worth and Denver Railway, First job with railroad, Promotion to cook, Work in private car, Ownership of Pullman Company, Private car described, Furloughed for 14 months (1931-32), Interim employment, Work on officials’ private cars, Memories of General John Hulen, Memories of officials, Number of officials’ cars, Serving Franklin D. Roosevelt’s son, Travel arrangements for railroad officials.

Tape 1, Side 2: Working conditions on private cars, Entertainment, Purchasing supplies, Railroad regulations—"Rule G", R. Wright Armstrong’s entertaining, Large parties, Help from other employees, Anecdote about waiter who could not stand liquor, Keeping beer chilled, Trips to Stamford, Texas, Souvenirs, Description of Car 264, entertainment car, Aid to business.

Tape 2, Side 1: Description of private company car, Union membership, Schedule, Purchasing supplies, Liquor, Garden, Library of cookbooks, Employment as cook for private parties.

Range Dates: 1920-1976

Bulk Dates: 1920-1950

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