Sanders, Charles E and VeNoy 1979-11-29

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Charles and VeNoy Sanders relate their memories of early West Texas, with emphasis on area agriculture.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Charles E. and VeNoy Sanders

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 29, 1979

Location: Ralls, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Charles Sanders, Born: Collin County (1907), To Lynn County (1909), J. A. Sanders, father, Stella Rucker, mother, Land purchase, Appearance, Water supply, Cattle ranchers, Preparation of land, Crops, Livestock, House, VeNoy Sanders, Born: Lynn County, Homesteading requirements, J. E. Ketner, cowboy, Slaughter Ranch, Livestock, Lumber for homes, Neighbors, Charles Sanders, Childhood, Edith School, Sunday school, Circuit riders, Singing, Games, Lynn County, Settlement, Wood hauling, Wells dug, Cattle round-up, Charles Sanders, Education, Job Experience, Grocery store, B. R. Tate, owner, Prices, Fencing began (1918), Pork curing, Weather, Travel.

Tape 1, Side 2: Travel (continued), River crossing, Automobiles, VeNoy Sanders, Pancho Villa raids, Marfa, Texas, World War I, Army base, Red Cross, Aviator training, Armistice celebration, C. E. Sanders, State highway department, Marriage (1930), Farming, Rabbit drives, Tractor (1936), Crops, Maize, Cotton, Prices, Self-sufficiency, Dust storms, Irrigation began (1950), To Crosby County, Hybrid seed, Registered cattle, Cooperatives, Farmers’ attitude toward, Board member (1957), Use of chemicals, Mexican laborers.

Range Dates: 1907-1957

Bulk Dates: 1907-1957

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