Stewart, Mrs Joe A, Mr Alexander, Jim Gills, and Bill Crighton 1968-07-13

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These interviews apparently took place at an old settlers’ reunion. Mrs. Stewart and Mr. Alexander give significant data and information. Gills relates personal information, and Crighton has a long narrative, the subject and purpose of which isn’t determinable. Much of the tape is difficult or impossible to understand. Note: Apparently in the last half-minute of the tape, Mr. Crighton dies.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Joe A. Stewart, Mr. Alexander, Jim Gills, and Bill Crighton.

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 13, 1968

Location: Stanton, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Mrs. Joe A Stewart: Family biography, Springs in area (Stanton), Gunsmith, Shooting, Parents’ birthplaces, Indian raid.

Tape 1, Side 2: Wood-stealing incident, Working for Slaughters, Wages, Mr. Alexander: Mounding beds, Hair ropes for snakes, Steer riding, Bob Wilson injury, Dehorning, Injury, Jim Gills: Autobiographical material, Number of bales ginned, Drought (1948), First job, Wages, Bill Crighton: Some long-involved incident is told. I can’t figure out what it is about, nor its purpose.

Range Dates: ?-1968

Bulk Dates: ?-1948

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