Reid, Alvin

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Alvin Reid trades folk wisdom and recollections from his live on the Rio Grande in the trans-Pecos region of Texas. Note: The last portion of this tape is unintelligible owing to mechanical failure.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Alvin Reid

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: None Given

Location: None Given

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Superstitions and folk wisdom for weather prediction, Harmonica rendition, Autobiographical data, Born in 1880 in Uvalde County, Moved to Big Bend area when he was a boy, Father had a mercury mine, store and ranch, Describes gunfights near Marathon, Texas, Border troubles described, (From this point to the end, the tape is unintelligible owing to mechanical failure).

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1880 - ?

Bulk Dates: 1880 - ?

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