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Mrs. Witty recalls various incidents, settlers and developments in the life of her hometown of Hamilton.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Milton Brents Witty

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 26, 1967

Location: Hamilton, Texas

Interviewer: Geraldine Hampton

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Nicholson family, Baker family, Beaman family, Arrival in Texas, Father’s work and education, First resident dentist, Education, Teaching, Republican leader—Grandfather, Baker family in Civil War, Indians, Early families in Hamilton, Early transportation in Hamilton County, Hico, Mail service, Dances, Development of railroads, First newspaper, Captain Saxon, Hamilton College, First Maypole dance.

Tape 1, Side 2: Ralph Piper Edgar, teacher, Collin George, lawyer, First blacks in Hamilton County.

Range Dates: 1860s-1890s

Bulk Dates: 1860s-1890s

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