Taylor, Hugh 1972-08-22
Hugh Taylor, longtime resident of the Snyder area, discusses the oil boom of the 1940s and 1950s in Scurry County.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Hugh Taylor
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: August 22, 1972
Location: Snyder, Texas
Interviewer: Jeff Townsend
Length: 35 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical information given,
Description of Snyder in 1899,
Discussion of oil boom in Scurry County,
Water facilities scarce in the oil camps,
Drilling forbidden inside city limits,
Increase in church membership resulted from boom,
Cites lack of crime problems,
Notes expansion of schools and courthouse.
Tape 1, Side 2: Courthouses in Scurry County described,
Relates story of shooting incident in the courthouse.
Range Dates: 1899-1950s
Bulk Dates: 1940s-1950s
Original Recording Format:
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