Davenport, Orville, Mills, Oglesby, and Randolph 1975-12-09

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Fred Carpenter shares a coffee shop conversation with several Del Rio old-timers, who reminisce about life in the region in the 1920s and 1930s. Note: Tape speed problems make the last fifteen minutes difficult to understand.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Walter Davenport, Lee Orville, Jimmie Mills, Blanks Oglesby, and Frank Randolph

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: December 9, 1975

Location: Del Rio, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Walter Davenport [speaker], Grandfather to Del Rio, Texas (c. 1928), Russell Hardware Store, Location, Shared space with grocery store, Father took over store 1946, New location (1960), General conversation, Blanks Oglesby [speaker], Wool and mohair business, Sam Oglesby, father, To San Angelo (1880), Sheep rancher, Children named, Suggestions for other interviews, Orville Lee [speaker], Found human tracks in solid rock, Anecdote, tom cat, Local residents, Anecdote, rattlesnake, Orville Lee [speaker] (again), Kiowa Indians, Chief Red Bird, Gimmee Saddle, Spear point, Red Hawkins, Texas Ranger, Anecdote, Youth

Tape 1, Side 2: Mexican outlaws, Anecdote, bootleggers, Brite Ranch raid, Pinto Canyon, Texas raid, Glen Springs, Texas raid, Trucks, Orville Lee[speaker] (again), Chisos Mountains pack trips, Anecdote, cave exploration, Webb Ranch, O. C. Dowe, Rio Grande river guard, Pinto Canyon (again), Anecdotes

Range Dates: 1880-1975

Bulk Dates: 1925-1960

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