Prude, Mrs Andrew G 1970-08-15

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Mrs. Prude, member of a pioneer family in the Fort Davis area, recalls events in her life. Her daughter, whose name is not given, is on the tape also.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Andrew G. Prude

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 15, 1970

Location: Fort Davis, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Move from Arkansas to Santa Fe in 1878 recalled, Came to Tom Green County in 1880, Moved to El Paso area (1881), Fear of Indians cited, Explains sale of buttermilk to soldiers at Fort Davis, Mentions early schooling, Folk medicine described, Alpine (Murphyville) discussed, Father characterized, Story related of stay in Yankee prison and return home, Recollections of wedding, Notes land and weather conditions in Fort Davis area, Comments on droughts and windmills, Black cavalry troops remembered, Mentions Baylor University.

Tape 1, Side 2: Cannon sounded at 6:00 A.M. every morning, Move from San Angelo traced, "Guest Ranch" established in 1923, Family members listed, Reviews husband’s career, Camp meeting remembered, Expresses ideas on the "Protestant work ethic", Patterson gives reasons for moving from high school to grade school teaching, Describes milk cooler and frozen meat, States use of the "madeira vines", Explains reasons for planting cottonwood trees, Stagecoach station mentioned, Anecdote concerning steam-powered train.

Range Dates: 1878-1923

Bulk Dates: 1881-1923

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