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Boone Yarbrough discusses his involvement in West Texas athletics, beginning with his high school years in Weatherford, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Boone Yarbrough

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 25, 1976

Location: Ranger, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 2 hours 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Weatherford, Texas (1909), Father’s occupations, Herald Publishing Company, Record keeper, Town band director, Weatherford, Town band, Weatherford, Athletics, Football, basketball in elementary school (1918-19), Yarbrough family, High school sports (1923-1927), Football, Positions played, J. H. Fluharty, football and basketball coach, Training, Opposing teams, Dallas, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, Team classifications, "A" and "B" teams.

Tape 1, Side 2: High school sports (continued), Football (continued), Playing conditions, Players, Noble Atkins, Norman Lutz, Jimmy Stewart, Player eligibility, County and district championships, Basketball, Outdoor courts (until 1926), Track and field, Events, Baseball, Positions.

Tape 2, Side 1: Weatherford Junior College, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track and field, W. D. McDaniels, Basketball, baseball coach, Weatherford High School, Blair Cherry, Del Morgan, Junior college conference, Weatherford Junior College (1930), Football, W. C. Beard, coach, Baseball, East Texas State Teachers College (Fall, 1930).

Tape 2, Side 2: East Texas State Teachers College (continued), Football recruit, Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference Teams, Will Hillacker, coach, Doe Rawlings, assistant coach, College majors, Industrial Arts, English, Social Studies, Basketball, Coaching (since 1932), Throckmorton, Texas, High School, All sports, Fort Worth (1933), Breckenridge, Texas, area, Albany, Texas (mid-1930s).

Tape 3, Side 1: Tootsie Lamb, Outstanding girl athlete, Coaching career, Weatherford High School, Basketball, Mineral Wells, Texas, Graham, Texas (1945), Teaching, Coach, Players, Ranger Junior College (1947-1952), Athletic Director, Texas Junior College Athletic Association, Pioneer Conference, Teams, Basketball conference champions (1948).

Tape 3, Side 2: Coaching career, Ranger High School (1953-1957), State football champions (1953), Players, Seasons, Scouting, Assistant Principal (1973), Ranger Elementary School.

Range Dates: 1909-1973

Bulk Dates: 1918-1973

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