Wallace, Mr and Mrs Howard 1977-06-16

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The Wallaces discuss their past life in Llano and the town’s history.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wallace

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 16, 1977

Location: Llano, Texas

Interviewer: Hudson and Pam Fowler

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Howard Wallace’s father, W. C. Wallace, Sheriff for six years (c. 1900), Sold steers in Cuba, R. H. Mosley’s steers, Incident of father capturing a murderer, Details of murder, Prohibition, Bootleggers, One sold whiskey in Austin, Wallace’s work in Austin, Worked with salesman named King, Indian boy captured and raised by Llano man, Llano incorporated (1918), Reasons for, Trade days, Described, Gave car away, Llano Fair, Building of George Tabor house, Architect and wife stayed while house was built, Mr. Mosley’s second wife, Society girl, Gave cocktail parties, Anecdote about her, Incident involving Dr. Thompson, Shot himself, Texas Military Institute, In Llano for a period, Wallace’s brother Billy attended, Passenger train, Atlas Hotel, Dance hall, Described, Camping incident, Incident involving Billy, Jailhouse, One described, One burned.

Tape 1, Side 2: Father’s trip to Cuba (again), Father’s family from Kentucky, Father’s parents lived in Dripping Springs, Anecdote of capturing wild horses, Problems with Indians, Killed a teacher and his son, Cyprus Creek, Large tree, Parents move to Llano, Reasons for, Howard Wallace, Went to school in Llano, Incidents at school, Went to circus, Punishment, Flour mill, Run by water power, Railroad to be built, Not completed, Car owned by Howard Wallace’s mother, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace’s honeymoon, State at the Driskill Hotel, Married (April 8, 1916), Met Al H. Brock, traveling salesman, The Wallaces’ wedding, Family and friends furnished their house for them, Mike Johnson, Involvement with Llano Bank, Financial problems, Ben Johnson, his father, Raised in Austin, Anecdote about him.

Tape 2, Side 1: Zac Williams, Howard Wallace’s cousin, Zac Williams’ father, Will Roberts’ wife, Mrs. Wallace’s great grandmother’s sister, Anecdote of Indian boy (again), Took up collection at church, Named Rufus, Shoe shine man in Llano, Dalton and Faulkner, In Llano together, Anecdote about Mrs. Wallace and her sister, Howard Wallace worked for the railroad, Other jobs held by Mr. Wallace, Mamie Slaughter, Children raised by the Wallaces, Bequest left to the Wallaces, Oil well, Oil business, Golf.

Tape 2, Side 2: Anecdote about Howard Wallace’s grandfather, Water, Granite-Hill Ranch, Owners, Ben Johnson, Wealthy, Johnson home, Now Norton’s dress shop, Llano storm, Damages, Sharp Mountain, Llano River, Town, Wagon yards and hotels in Llano, Big ranchers and speculators, Anecdote of boy finding body, Discrimination against blacks, Hanging of black man, Other incidents, Incident of Howard Wallace skipping school, Went swimming, [Tape becomes inaudible], Black communities, School, Professor Tolan, teacher, Jim Laning, Anecdote about him, Prohibition, Bootleggers, Trials.

Range Dates: 1890-1960

Bulk Dates: 1900-1930

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