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Mrs. Werner, Hereford pioneer, discusses in interesting detail the social and economic aspects of living on the Panhandle Plains near Hereford.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Bess Werner

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 21, 1972

Location: Hereford, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Move to Texas from Missouri (1909), Emigration to Panhandle Plains discussed, First impression of the Plains, Grandfather’s career recalled, Parenthetical comment on running for public office, Recollections of a "steam plow," drought and hail, Parents’ return to Missouri explained, Teaching career, educational facilities and policies reviewed, Marriage to dentist in 1912 mentioned, Second marriage to Mr. Werner (1938), Description of early Hereford, Efforts to win public office cited, Stock raising (dairy, chickens, swine) described, Teaching in El Paso and border turmoil of 1914 recalled, Recollections of soldiers at Fort Bliss, Remembers grain elevator explosion (1920).

Tape 1, Side 2: Building "Harrison highway" to enhance grain markets, Winter of 1918 and dust storms remembered, Mentions Southern cultural aspects, Personal family discussed, Recollections from early life in Missouri (social and economic), Farming in Texas with mules and row binders, Efforts toward rebuilding the destroyed elevator near Hereford cited, Depression cattle program noted.

Range Dates: 1909-1938

Bulk Dates: 1909-1938

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