Watson, Lyda 1960-04-25

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Miss Lyda Watson discusses her early life in Midland.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lyda Watson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 25, 1960

Location: Midland, Texas

Interviewer: Bill Collins

Length: 1 hour 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Midland, Texas (1900), C. C. Watson, Newspaper (1898), Family background, First impressions of West Texas, Anecdote about staying alone in house, C. A. Taylor, First drugstore, Jim Baron, Dry goods store, Anecdote about cowboys sleeping in stores, First National Bank, Spelling match, Midland National Bank, Bill Bronson, Early churches, Social life, Parties, "Consolation Shower", Society editor, Piano teacher, Rev. E. N. Watson, Brothers, Club activities.

Tape 1, Side 2: Anecdote about slang, Weddings, Watson School of Music, Dr. W. W. Lackey, Superintendent of Schools, Recitals, Musical engagements, Liturgical, Entertainment, Library, Early Midland, Texas, Telephone companies, Pavement, Dress length, Community Christmas, Automobile, Electric, Nephew, Baptist minister in Odessa, Texas.

Tape 2, Side 1: Nephew (continued), Anecdote about wedding shower, Visiting ranches, Cooking, Brother’s death.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1898-1920s

Bulk Dates: 1900-1920s

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