Mitchell, Judson D 1982-04-20

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Judson Mitchell reminisces about his life around Roaring Springs.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Judson D. Mitchell

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 20, 1982

Location: Roaring Springs, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Wimberly, Texas (July 7, 1894), Move to Weatherford, Oklahoma, Father’s illness, Indian Gap, Stone building, Other structures, Hoover Knobs, Indian raid, Hays County, Texas, Blackland country, Mother’s experience, Father, John Polk Mitchell, Mother, Mattie Elizabeth Hewitt, Brothers’ deaths, Move to Roaring Springs, Texas, Hamilton County, Texas, Farming, Stock, Water, Stonewall County, Texas, Teaching, Consolidation, Temperament during war, Reasons for move to area, Land financing, Germans, Boll weevil, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Dry goods store, Pecos Valley, Roaring Springs, Opened (1913), Business.

Tape 1, Side 2: Roaring Springs (continued), Farming, Ollie Scott, Bootleggers, Jamaica ginger, Alcohol, The Twenties, Cotton, Boll weevils, Panic (1921), Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, Cotton, Harvesting, Workers, Irrigation, Oil wells, Land leases, Realtor (1934), Experiences, Population, "Wetbacks", Water, Communities, Schools, Decline.

Tape 2, Side 1: Interstate highway system, Railroad, Dissipation, Matador, Texas, Hunting, Coyotes, Bears, Land value increase, Weather, Tornadoes, Snow, Economical progress.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1894-1940

Bulk Dates: 1913-1940

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