Waggoner, William 1971-06-24

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William Waggoner, Claude newspaperman, discusses conditions in the Panhandle area during the Depression of the 1930s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: William Waggoner

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 24, 1971

Location: Claude, Texas

Interviewer: David Nail

Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Depression of the 1930s discussed, Cites effect on his sandwich shop business, Dust storms described, Lists mew farming methods introduced by the New Deal, Cattle shoot recalled, States opinion of Franklin Roosevelt, Story told of farmer who prided himself on clean fields, Explains switch to the newspaper business, Operation of the sandwich in the 1930s (again), Comments on newspaperman Gene A. Howe and his column.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930s

Bulk Dates: 1930s

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