Myres, Sandra 1968-12-00

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Dr. Sandra Myres, professor of history at the University of Texas, Arlington, chooses interesting and illustrative passages from Khleber Miller Van Zandt’s autobiography to help narrate his life story.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Sandra Myres

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 1968

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: None Given

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Taped program introduction, Drawn from Van Zandt’s autobiography, Early life given, Moved to Marshall in 1836, Father Isaac represented Republic of Texas in Washington, D. C., College education described, Surveying for Fitchburg, Shreveport & Texas, Railway in 1850s, Civil War service briefly touched, Fort Worth, 1865, described, Growth of Van Zandt fortune traced, General merchandise store, Fort Worth land purchased, Cattle feeding ventures, Bank, later Fort Worth National Bank, founded, Van Zandt’s partners and associates named, History of Childress Land and Cattle Company (1883-1899) summarized, Mentions Van Zandt’s civic leadership, Characterized the city builder’s personality.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1836-1899

Bulk Dates: 1836-1899

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