Smithee, Mattie 1974-02-23

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Mrs. Smithee, a longtime West Texas resident, comments on her early years on the Plains. Her son, Taylor, also speaks on his experiences.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mattie Smithee

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 23, 1974

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Memories of family given, Born in Wilson County, Tennessee (1880), Later her family moved to Texas, Comments on farming in Texas, Death of parents remembered, Explains effect on family, Moved to Plains area, Taylor Smithee describes his childhood, Discusses living conditions, Civic pride noted, Talks about storms.

Tape 1, Side 2: Mr. Smithee’s career described, Experiences told, Lists improvements in living conditions, Lubbock’s growth discussed, Tells about ranching, More experiences recounted.

Range Dates: 1880-1974

Bulk Dates: 1880-?

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