Watson, William Charles 1975-03-30

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William C. Watson discusses the early days of Iraan during the height of the oil boom there.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: William Charles Watson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 30, 1975

Location: Iraan, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family and personal history, Education, Family travels, Move to Iraan, Texas (1927), Employment, Job history, Description of Iraan (1927), Located, Boom (1926), Derivation of name, Businesses, Mr. and Mrs. Looney, service station, First grocery store, Mr. Collins, drug store, Leo Coppert, automobile dealership, Property owners, Ira Yates, George Thompson, Mrs. MacMullen, H. C. Blackburn, "Red Barn" Hotel, Ira Yates’ home located, History of area by Mrs. J. S. Wade, Early pictures, Newspaper, Boom town problems, Gruby, Texas, Texas Rangers, Anecdote, Home located, Chamber of Commerce history, Water plant, Area oil wells, Life of oil field, Refining procedures, Area farming and ranching, Personal business enterprises, Family history, William Charles.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1927-1975

Bulk Dates: 1927-1975

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