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The Clack sisters discuss the history of the Taylor County German colony, their family’s Civil War experiences, and impressions of early Taylor County.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bobbie and Tommie Clack

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Date: April 12, 1972

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Description and explanation of origin of Eagle City, Recalls Portuguese colony, Dr. Reynold attempted a colony in the area, Cites location of epileptic colony, Coldwater's German colony discussed, History of the Betcher family, Freighter's route described, Early ranchers named, Belle Plain road to Ft. Worth, Anecdote about Spanish mules, Ft. Worth bank foreclosures, Sever winter experienced, Taylor County German emigrants recalled, German settlement in Callahan County, Reviews father's background and genealogy, Tells of Civil War experiences

Tape 1, Side 2: Lists events surrounding Lincoln's assassination, Experiences during Reconstruction in Ray County, Tennessee, and subsequent move to Texas, Mother's background given, Explains motive for moving to West Texas, Buffalo Gap-prairie dog anecdote, Family history reviewed, Description of picket house, Moving county seat from Buffalo Gap to Abilene, Fraudulent election recalled, Younger brother born, Summary of Clack children's education, "Fox hunting" incident recounted, Speculation on English gentry and weddings, Early merchandising explained, Article written from minutes of Buffalo Gap College, Praise of Latin training in early Abilene school

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