Nix, Mrs Will 1968-05-30

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Mrs. Nix gives much information on the early history of Upland and Rankin, including several interesting and amusing events from her early years in Upton County.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Will Nix

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 30, 1968

Location: Rankin, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Move to Rankin (1911), Postmistress, Post office description, Description of stove, Early residents, Early businesses, Biographical material, Upland barbershop, Population, Lester’s, School teachers, Building, Listing of mail carriers, Upland Railroad (lack of), Postmistress (again), Listing of postmasters, Rankin, Early train men, Cattle and sheep, Listing of station agents, Depot uses, Listing of local musicians, Bands, Upland: early businesses and locations, Upland Hotel, Rankin, Fighting incident, Fight with Dr. Yates, Fine, First teacher, School enrollment, Biographical material, Pecos River crossing, Ranch supplies, Biographical material (again), Bergs, Texas school, Enrollment, Grades.

Tape 1, Side 2: Rankin, First roping contest, "Old Fireball" biography, Husband’s biography, Roping rodeos, Parents’ biography, European background, Drought and floods, Drowning incident, Deer incident, Panthers, S Crossing, Antelopes, Wells, Pecos River water, Neighbor: Ollie Parker, Sheffield doctor, Typhoid fever death, Use of home remedies, Home haircuts, Upland doctor.

Range Dates: 1911-?

Bulk Dates: 1911-?

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