Telford, Mr and Mrs Monroe 1972-03-03

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The Telfords, longtime Brownfield residents, talk about their early lives in Terry County. Note: This tape ends abruptly.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Telford

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 03, 1972

Location: Brownfield, Texas

Interviewer: Katherine Hamilton

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: John Monroe Telford, Born November 16, 1893, Occupation before retirement, Arrival in Terry County, Texas (1908), Grove’s Chapel, First home, Childhood games, Hauling lumber from Big Spring, Groceries, Parents, John and Louella Telford, Twelve children, Ranching, Brownfield Ranch, Railroad camp, Location of Brownfield Ranch headquarters, First rodeo, Incidents, Coyote, Mule branding, World War I, Military career, Dances, Military service, Kate Telford, Arrival in Terry County (1916), Simmons College, Abilene, Texas, Courtship, Child, John Monroe Telford, Jr., Arrival of first train (1917), Celebration, Dances, Red Onion Mill, First Legion Hall, Charter membership, Theater, Entertainment.

Tape 1, Side 2: Theater (continued), Entertainment, Anecdote—revival, Tape ends abruptly.

Range Dates: 1893-1920

Bulk Dates: 1908-1920

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