Matthews, Raymond 1976-09-09

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Raymond Matthews recalls his early life in Stamford, Texas, between 1890 and 1910 and his childhood friendship with Harley Sadler.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Raymond Matthews

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 09, 1976

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Clifford Ashby

Length: 1 hour 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Harley Sadler, Born 1892, Stamford, Texas (1884), Family background, Raymond Matthews born 1890, Childhood friends with Harley Sadler family, Grocery store, Stamford, Texas (again), Opera house, Traveling shows, Harley Sadler (again), Stamford, Texas (again), Railroad, Polytechnic College—Fort Worth, Texas, Southern Methodist University, Construction, Stamford, Description, Tent shows, Stamford, Texas (again), Saturdays, Farmers came to town, Churches, Traveling preachers, Masonic lodge, Revivals, Drinking rare, Harley Sadler (again), Farmers, Came to town on Saturdays, Recreation, Fishing, Gathering pecans, Fourth of July, Celebration, Opening of the railroad, Harley Sadler (again), Luther Sadler (Harley’s brother), Bernice Reynolds, Others, Leonard Sadler, Church, Building, Music, Organ, Church of Christ (began in 1909).

Tape 1, Side 2: Church of Christ (continued), Choir, First car seen (1905), Train, Farmers, Stock, Butchering, Meat preservation, Food, Vegetables, Fruit, Drying, Molasses-making, Trains, Liquor, Harley Sadler (again), Small stature.

Tape 2, Side 1: Born: Stamford, Texas (1890), Spring Creek, Texas, Post Office, Harley Sadler, Tent show (Stamford), Personality, Town band, Stamford (1900-1910), City offices, Stores, Tent shows, Entertainment, Games, Church, Community gatherings, Masonic Lodge, Revivals, Camping, Courting, Harley Sadler (again), Fourth of July Celebration.

Tape 2, Side 2: Gasoline lanterns, Train travel, Pork, Salting, Smoking, Regular diet, Turnips, Fruit, Potatoes, Sorghum manufacture.

Range Dates: 1890-1940

Bulk Dates: 1900-1920

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