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William Chennault discusses his career as a telegraph operator.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: William Chennault

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: June 14, 1979

Location: Sweetwater, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Sweetwater, Texas (1917), Telegrapher, Santa Fe Railroad, Career, Retirement (1962), Drought (1917-1918), Farms, Ranches, Weather data, Rainfall, Ranches, Size, Prohibition, Sweetwater, Growth, World War I, Employment, Farming, Land, Irrigation, Gins, Crops, Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific (1906), Santa Fe, Fluvanna, Texas, Shipping, Telegrams, Telegraph service, Railroads, Western Union, History (1869), Codes, Postal telegraph, International Ocean Telegraph

Tape 1, Side 2: Telegraph service (continued), Lines (1852), Contracts, Sweetwater, Railroads, Switching, Lubbock, Texas (1817), Fly epidemic (1918), Brother -- Gen. Claire Chennault?, Camp Travis, San Antonio, Texas, Flight school

Range Dates: 1817-1979

Bulk Dates: 1852-1920

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