Hall, Fred 1970-10-13

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Fred Hall, former South Texas county agent, discusses his family and career in South and Central Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Fred Hall

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Date: October 13, 1970

Location: Eden, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 45 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Family background reviewed, Emigrated from England to San Antonio Texas (1884-85), Moved to Junction, Describes work on Kerr County ranch, John Wesley Hardin mentioned, Anecdotes about outlaws in the Junction area, Raised horses near Eden (1917), Describes father’s naturalization process, Personal education recalled, Mentions experiences driving horses to Austin, Worked on highway project during the Depression, Employed as county agent in Val Verde Terrell and Kinney counties during the Depression.

Tape 1, Side 2: Discusses efforts in working with agricultural programs in Uvalde Dimmitt and Zavala counties during the Depression, Eden Wool and Mohair Company established (1939), Expresses attitude toward disappearance of rural environment, Raised sheep without herders, Comments on trapping for pelts, Speculations made for decline of the wool market, Family discussed.

Range Dates: 1884-1970

Bulk Dates: 1884-1939


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