Winn, Chock 1975-03-10

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Chock Winn, longtime resident of Johnson, Texas, talks about his life and that Terry County community.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Chock Winn

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 10, 1975

Location: Johnson, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Hicks

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Parents, Moved from Knox County to Terry County (1906), Settled in Johnson community, Birth (July 24, 1907), Home, School house built (1909-1910), Description, Teachers, Siblings (brothers and sisters), Property purchased by father, Johnson, Texas (1907), Population, Weather conditions, Sandstorms, Blizzard (1917), Road conditions, Dr. Treadway, town doctor, Anecdotes, First car owned (1918), Father in real estate business, Marriage (January 1, 1929), Incident, finger cut off, Gomez, Texas, Neighboring town, First train at Brownfield, Texas, Father’s death (1922), Crops, Planters, Tractor purchase, Transportation, Wedding.

Tape 1, Side 2: Johnson (continued), Neighborliness, Silo building, Anecdote, Cane stripping, Syrup making, Feeding cattle, Anecdote, Staying after school, Hog butchering, Methods for preserving meat, Purchased groceries twice a year, Christmas gifts, Cooking fuel, Cow chips, Gardens, Fruit orchards, Freighting supplies to and from Tahoka, Texas, Family’s mode of transportation to Johnson.

Range Dates: 1906-1930

Bulk Dates: 1907-1930

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