Reynolds, Oscar 1968-05-15

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Oscar Reynolds (born in 1896) touches on a variety of subjects, but none are considered to any depth. A longtime resident of Crane, Reynolds devotes much of his discussion to a personal biography.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Oscar Reynolds

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 15, 1968

Location: Crane, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 00:58:15 (58 minutes, 15 seconds)


Tape 1, Side 1: School at Dewey (1905), School at Forestberg, School at Salona, Building pipelines, Ku Klux Klan, Jordan, New Mexico, killing, Tucumcari killing, Short history of C. W. Post, Choice of a site for Texas Tech, Borger, Texas, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, Law, Population, McKinley, Coleman trucks.

Tape 1, Side 2: Early Crane residents, Jailhouse, Cemetery, Shooting incident, Winos and nitroglycerin incident, Stills and making whiskey, Rooster fights, Jim Crow, Treasure, Confederate money, Painted rock, Price of water, Toilet facilities, Lighting, Water lines, Cyclones (1935).

Range Dates: 1905-1935

Bulk Dates: 1896-1935

Access Information

Original Recording Format: open reel audio tape

Recording Format Notes: digitized November 2017, Audio CD available in Reading Room


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