Barfoot, Lillian Hull 1969-05-13

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Mrs. Barfoot, a former Thurber resident, recalls childhood impressions of the town’s social and economic character.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lillian Hull Barfoot

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Date: May 13, 1969

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Lou Scoggins

Length: 40 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Birth in Thurber in 1913, Description of Thurber, Location of banking facilities at Mingus, Use of coupon and scrip discussed, Thurber business houses described, Received company Christmas gifts, Uses of Thurber brick throughout the state, Residential neighborhoods described, father's work in the brickyard, Ethnic groups mentioned, Public and private (Catholic) schools recalled, Church sponsored social activities, Attended opera house and moving pictures for entertainment, Community holiday celebrations, Effect of Ranger oil boom, Discusses Thurber town government, Source of water supply noted, Clubhouse on the lake, Speculations on Thurber's growth, Doctors and dentists recalled, Attitude toward social stratification in Thurber, Fire department and mortuary discussed, Cinder-paved streets mentioned, Thurber citizens characterized, Company's clearing of Thurber, Migration of Thurber families to Fort Worth and Pecos County, Social relationship of brick workers to miners, Labor union activity cited

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1913-1967

Bulk Dates: 1913-1967


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