Whiteley, Arthur Wiley 1969

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Arthur Whiteley discusses his family, their role in the settlement of Young County, coal mining in the area, and Fort Belknap. Note: Uncle Dan Cusenberry (?) also participates in the interview.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Arthur Wiley Whiteley

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: 1969

Location: Fort Belknap (near Newcastle, Texas)

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Whiteley’s family, Great-grandfather Whiteley, Bought land and settled in Young County (1878), Founding of McKinney in Collin County, Town of Belknap, Grandfather Myrl, Moved to Young County from Oklahoma (1905-06), Strip pit mining, Coal industry in Young County, Newcastle, Deep shaft mines, Poor grade of coal, Decline of coal industry, First oil wells drilled, Grandfather Ed and Uncle Jim Whiteley, Bought land, Occupations: farmer, blacksmith, storekeeper, Whiteley’s childhood, Father’s death (1918), Fort Belknap, On Butterfield Trail, Museum, Current situation.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1878-1969

Bulk Dates: 1910-1969

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