Putnam, Mrs Andrew Lee 1972-10-29

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Mrs. Putnam, age 95, discusses her life in West Texas and the growth and development of the area which she has seen through the years.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Andrew Lee (Ada) Putnam

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 29, 1972

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical information given, Born in 1877, Father’s wagon building business recalled, Family moved to Abilene in 1889, Remembers first sight of electric lights, Description of Abilene (1889), Reviews education received, Public schools, Simmons College (now Hardin-Simmons U.), Sam Houston Normal (now S. H. State University), Discusses marriage and move to Stamford, Swenson ranching family characterized, Describes first automobile seen, Moved to Plainview in 1916, Banks and town leaders described, Names social activities in Plainview, Active in numerous clubs.

Tape 1, Side 2: Personal information published in Texas Women of Distinction read, Summary of club work, Biographical and ancestral information, Notes changes in clubs through the years, Weather through the years reviewed, 48-inch snow of 1918, Fairs in the early days described, Early-day travel recalled, Change from trains to automobile, Coming of paved roads cited, Made many trips from Plainview to Abilene, Reason for move to Dallas in 1962, Thought on her long life, Early acquaintance with the Slaughter family.

Range Dates: 1877-1972

Bulk Dates: 1889-1962

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