Taylor, Miss Maggie 1970-07-13

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Maggie Taylor, Rankin pioneer, discusses her family history and exchanges anecdotes with Paul Patterson.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Miss Maggie Taylor

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 13, 1970

Location: Rankin, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Article from Texas newspaper concerning Taylor family read: Freighting to San Angelo, Anecdotes about gun and knife fights and medical treatment, History of Ben Taylor, Rankin pioneer, related, Discusses her family, Anecdote about ranch life told.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Reviews her county political positions, Recalls her family and early life, Anecdote told about the family moving to Oklahoma in wagons, Typhoid fever outbreak mentioned, Story of tornado related, Moved to Tahoka, Texas, in 1904, Traces various family moved in Texas, Oklahoma land run recalled, Explains trespassing on Indian Territory, Description of Sheffield, Old friends named, Remembers loss of saddle by robbery.

Tape 2, Side 2: Early days at Sheffield characterized, Mexican sheep herders recalled, Names some Oklahoma outlaws, Cites family reasons for moving to Texas, Appearance of early railroad in Rankin, Recollections of early Rankin families, Brackenridge slot machines described, More Rankin citizens mentioned, Sheffield citizens recalled, Reads from a history concerning Sheffield.

Range Dates: 1890s-Early 1900s

Bulk Dates: Early 1900s

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