Swenson, S T 1970-06-05

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S. T. Swenson discusses his early history and describes Breckenridge as it has changed since 1849. He gives details of types of homes, education, beginning of fencing, digging wells and other events in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: S.T. Swenson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 05, 1970

Location: Breckenridge, Texas

Interviewer: None Given

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Swensons came to Breckinridge, Texas (1849), Present Swenson ranch home built (1908), Acquisition of Swenson land, First log house built (1879), Swenson’s education, Career as a teacher, Anecdote about Henry Black’s cow, Fences, Tick and rock, Barbed wire, Governor John Ireland’s legislation, Camping on creek bed, Drought (1896), Well digging, Indians, Changes in land (since 1849), Law violators, Punishment of criminals, Early day crops, Milling grain, Importance of honesty.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1849-1970

Bulk Dates: 1849-1908

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