Walker,Glen and Helen 2011-03-09

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Glen Walker talks about growing up in Canadian, Texas. He also talks about family history, his life experiences, and the Black Sunday dust storm in 1935. His wife, Helen, also reminisces.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Glen Walker

Additional Parties Recorded: Helen Walker

Date: March 9, 2011

Location: Canadian, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 01:56:33


General information, Date and place of birth, Grandfather’s origin, Moved for free land in Durham, Oklahoma, Schooling, Family history, Family house in Durham, Construction of house, Grandfather’s occupation, Home state, Water supply and windmills, Invasive brush, Crops, Fertilizers used, Nitrogen fertilizer, Competition- a young farmer, Ranching, Mother’s role as a farmer, Mother’s garden descriptions, About father’s illness, Father’s death, Hard times after father’s death Milking cows, Wild Animals, Antelope, deer and hogs, Prairie Chickens, Rattlesnakes Mountain lions, Described Black Sunday dust storm in 1935, Stayed at school during the storm, Father made wind charger in 1937, Mother’s remarriage in 1942, About stepdad Stepdad built house, Canadian school in 1945, Expelled from school in freshman year, Coming to Canadian, Business in Christian town, Athletics, Football rivals, First wife Peggy Marriage with Helen, Description of 1935 storm by Helen, Description of early 1950’s storm by Helen, Abandoned cities after early 1950’s storms, Biggest changes in town, Oil wells, Bridge built in 1950, Jeffery West, Country schools, Snowfall and rain, Changes in snowfall and rain levels, Helen’s school experiences, Changes in students/teaching Glen talks about Helen as self made woman, Coached girls track team, Ranching, Talks about different breeds of bulls and cows, Ranch practices, Tried different kinds of grass to feed cattle, Problems with predators

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: CD copy available to listen in the Reading Room

Transcript: no

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