Pecos Old Settlers' Reunion 1968-07-03,08

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After an opening speech by the mayor of Pecos, several old settlers relate their tales and experiences of pioneer days.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Pecos Old Settlers' Reunion

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 03 and 08, 1968

Location: Pecos, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Welcoming speech, Introduction of city mayor, Dr. Smith (?), Dr. Smith’s opening address, Recognition of old-timers, Willie Hutton, Bill _____, Abe Moore (?), Jack Foster, _____ Cunningham, Dub Grange, Bert (?) Holloway, Charlie Fitzgerald, How Mr. Fitzgerald came to Pecos, Joke about going out with the boys, How Mr. Charles Manahan came to Pecos in 1888, The first hanging in Pecos, Leon Martinez killed Mary Brown between Saragosa, and Fort Stockton, Tale concerning Charlie Manahan and the Pecos River, Tale often told by Duffy Ellis (?) about Henry Slack (?), Story of old Chief Green Hawk (?), Car salesman experiences in Pecos, Jim Hutton’s death, Review of hanging, Pecos strictly a cowtown when Charlie Manahan arrived.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1888-1968

Bulk Dates: 1888-1968

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