Tankersly, LaRue Sawyer 1973-06-14

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Mrs. Tankersly, daughter of Terry County pioneer Monroe Brown Sawyer, talks about her family and early life in Brownfield.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: LaRue Saywer Tankersly

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 14, 1973

Location: Brownfield, Texas

Interviewer: Katherine Hamilton

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Parents, Monroe Brown Sawyer, Rebecca Elizabeth Skeen Sawyer, Father to Terry County, Texas (c. 1901), Rancher, Land owned, Education, West Ward School, Texas Technological College (1925), Childhood, Games played, Monroe Brown Sawyer (again), Personality, Rebecca Skeen Sawyer (again), Personality, Social life, Picnics, Entertainment, Movies, Parties, Chautauqua shows, Harley Sadler Tent Show, Cattle branding, Ulyess Sawyer, brother, Ranching, Cy Tankersley, husband, Marriage (1930), First meeting, Courtship, Monroe Brown Sawyer (again), Interest in learning, Traveling with family, Children, Don Tankersly, Education, Teachers, Sports, Arrival of first train, Rebecca Skeen Sawyer (again), Delivery of baby, Anecdote, cow in the cellar, Marksmanship, Location of ranch, Gomez, Texas, Description of Brownfield, Texas, Early roads.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1901-1973

Bulk Dates: 1901-1940

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