Wright, Harold 1976-07-21

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Harold Wright describes his employment in the Machine Shop of the Fort Worth and Denver Railway in Childress.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Harold Wright

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 21, 1976

Location: Childress, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Family history, Employment (1924), Machinist’s apprentice (1924-1928), Effects of Depression, Earliest memories of Childress, Texas, Changes in town, Fairs described, Changes in school athletics, Education, Shop described (1924), Transition to diesel engines, Esther Pierce, marriage (1939), Father’s occupation, Family homes located, Impact of railroad on Childress, Engine maintenance, Strike (1922), Acquisition of job, Organization of union (1937), Executive board member, New industries in Childress.

Tape 1, Side 2: Effects of Depression, Supplemental income, Business during World War II, Employment, Women, Minorities, Workers’ stability, Bombardier school, Retirement (c. 1957), Salary increase, Work in Wichita Falls, Texas, Decreasing work force, Shop closing (1959), Students as summer employees, Return of railroad, Railroad holdings, Continued interest in railroad.

Range Dates: 1924-1960

Bulk Dates: 1924-1960


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