Thomas Brothers 1952

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The brothers Luther, Price, Olvie and Claude Thomas discuss their respective lives in the community of Grassland, Texas, Lynn County’s oldest settlement.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Thomas Brothers

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: 1952

Location: None Given

Interviewer: None Given

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Four Thomas brothers, Luther Thomas, Lived in Grassland for 33 years, Came from Shelby County, Texas, Reasons for move, Brother-in-law (1916), Luther came (1917), Men left for Army (1918), Description of land in early teens, Retired farmer, Price Thomas, Back from Army, Horses and mules (1917-1919), Gin business, Farming, Early existing stores, Farming 700 acres, Irrigation, Good farming year (1952), Dry land farming, Four brothers together for 33 years, Farming equipment, Olvie Thomas, Away in World War I (1917-1918), Farming in Grassland, Advantages, Disadvantages, Farming 700 acres, Irrigation 150-160 acres, Four wells, Bench – level, Anecdote: Gin story (1916-1919), Claude Thomas, Youngest brother, Farming 175 bench-level, Farming 400-500 acres, 3,000 acres in family.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1916-1952

Bulk Dates: 1952

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