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Philip Thompson, rancher and pioneer of the Abilene area, reminisces about the early history of Abilene and his family’s involvement in its development.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Philip Thompson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 19, 1966

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: Mrs. Willis P. Gerhart

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: July 12, 1884, Abilene, Texas area (1880s), Animals, To Abilene (Feb. 1884), Family history, Parents, Abilene land, Description, Father, Bookkeeper for Texas and Pacific Railroad, Tax assessor and collector, School, Teachers, Classmates, Town divided, Railroad, School fights, Swimming holes, Church activities, Water, Delivery, Bathing, Mother, Carnegie Library, Heavenly Rest Church, Steffans and Lowden Bank (1902-1903), Jim Lowden, owner, Trip to Merkel, Texas bank, Animals, Buffalo, Antelope, Railroads, Livestock, Route, Depot, Streets, Description, Dr. Simmons, Simmons College, Abilene (Baptist), Education, Abilene High School, Texas A & M College, Ranch work, Bookkeeper, Sheep raiser, Supplies, Family life, School teacher (wife), To San Angelo, Texas area, Sterling County Ranch, Courtship, Marriage, San Angelo, Child, Doctors of Abilene, Names, House calls.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1884-1910

Bulk Dates: 1884-1910

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