Martin, Mrs Lena 1978-04-12

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Mrs. Martin discusses early days in Ballinger, Texas, and homesteading in Tatum, New Mexico.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Lena Martin

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 12, 1978

Location: Lancaster, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born in Runnels County, Texas (1885), Family background, Ballinger, Texas, Railroad (1886), Early childhood and education, Mabel Day Lea, Early housing, Daily life, Games and toys, Church, Norwood Community, Ross Martin, Marriage (1906), Homesteading in Tatum, New Mexico, Travel and transportation, First impression of plains, Farming, Mollie Bailey Circus, Wright Brothers, Crops, Roswell, New Mexico, Storms, Return to Runnels County, Drought (1917-1918), Talco, Texas, Modes of transportation.

Tape 1, Side 2: Strangers, Farming, Sheep ranching, Money crops, Cotton, Health, Transportation changes, Family background, Children.

Range Dates: 1885-1978

Bulk Dates: 1885-1918

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