Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Patterson, Fush
DATE OF INTERVIEW: August 6, 1975
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: McCamey, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Not given
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 2 hours
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Fush Patterson reminisces about his early life. Note: Tape is damaged on last ten minutes of Side one.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: Stiles, Texas (1911)
Dugout (rock) house
Big Lake, Texas
Rankin, Texas
Father worked for railroad
Saltwell, Texas (?)
Pow place
Johnson place
South of Rankin
Rankin
Early
Moves
Grandmother’s house
(?) Wells (near Garden City, Texas)
Moving houses
Snow
School
Hauling lumber
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO Horses
Cattle drive
Drought (c. 1915)
Loraine, Texas
Roscoe, Texas
Gray mare
School
Cotton
Father ran freight service
Texas Barber College, Dallas, Texas
Barber shop in Rankin (at age 15)
Boarding house in Dallas
Surveying job
TAPE TWO, SIDE ONE: Barbering today
Hair styles
Shaving
Price
Appointments
Barbering stories
Surveying (1927-1928)
Crane County, Texas
Early Rankin, Texas (1928-1929)
Bootlegging
Sheep
TAPE TWO, SIDE TWO: Incidences in Rankin
At "hamburger joint"
Hanging
School (last few years)
Carpentry work
Roping
Big Spring and Stanton, Texas
Barbering
Poor family in Rankin
Bicycle
Cattle
Jail
New Mexico
C. Bell
Courthouse roof
RANGE DATES: 1911-1929
BULK DATES: 1911-1929