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Lance Whaley recalls his early years in Brownwood and the town’s growth and development during those years.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lance T. Whaley

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 22, 1968

Location: Brownwood, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Baines, Texas (December 13, 1900), Wife—Christine Jones Whaley, Background, Father’s coming to Brown County, Father’s grocery business, Effects of Depression, Credit business, Tokens for merchandise, Oil boom in Brownwood (1919), First oil well, Reasons for the boom, Reasons for decline of the boom, Gas wells, Street lights, Education, Book about Brownwood, Old Scenes, Pecan Orchard—Railroad, Old homes—racetrack—irrigation, Public buildings, T. C. Yantis, banker, C. H. Bencini, Ben Ludlow, Sr., Dr. Scott, W. C. Parks, Waterworks—dams, More scenes from book, Courthouse-lake-dairy-residences-churches-schools, Drinking problem in Brownwood, Bootlegging, Effects of legalization of alcohol, Losing bass drum at Howard Payne.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1900-1920s

Bulk Dates: 1900-1920s

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