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The Schackers discuss their past life in Nazareth, Texas, and activities that occurred in the Texas Panhandle. Their role as German descendants in Texas is also discussed.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Schacker

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 04, 1980

Location: Nazareth, Texas

Interviewer: Meredith McClain

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Alfred Schacker, To Tulia, Texas (1917), From Cedar Rapids, Iowa, By train, To Nazareth, Texas (1917), First home, Windmills, Landscape, School, Played guitar, Spoke German, Dimmit, Texas, Problems with, Mrs. Schacker, Family from Ottawa, Ohio (1908), To farm, Houses built, Giving birth, Early schooling (c. 1919), Traveled by buggy, Supplies purchased at Tulia, Grinding grain, Grinding coffee beans, Making beer and wine, Breakfast foods, School lunches, After-school activities, Gardening, Windmills (again).

Tape 1, Side 2: Entertainment, The water hole, Visiting friends, Playing cards, Social dances, Typing of dance, Admission, Instruments, Refreshments, Drinking alcohol, Prohibition (1920s), Home stills, American holidays, German festivals, Church picnics, Baseball games, Marriage, Moved to Flagg, Texas, Farming, Planting crops, Farmers Almanac calendar, Home remedies, Rattlesnakes, Catching tarantulas, Christmas, Lack of money, Dairy produce, Clothes, Christmas (again), Food preparation and preservation, Organizations.

Range Dates: 1910-1980

Bulk Dates: 1910-1940

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