Coursey, Clark 1973-12-05

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Clark Coursey, editor of the Brownwood Banner, describes his observations on the building of the dam at Brownwood.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Clark Coursey

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Date: December 5, 1973

Location: Brownwood, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Describes how he reported building progress on dam, Went out once a week to site with chief engineer, D. W. Ross, Construction companies listed, Discusses dam, Built earthen dam, Extremely heavy rain in July 1932 filled dam, Wrote weekly report for Brownwood Bulletin, Problems with dam remembered, Comments on acquisition of property for lake site, Lake problems recalled, Notes new dam to be built

Tape 1, Side 2: Continued discussion on new dam, Dam's effect on Brownwood cited, Explains problems in growth of Brownwood, Irrigation attempts talked about, Tells about usage of lake water, Camp Bowie set up on account of the lake, Gives description of airplane trip over lake, West Texas Chamber of Commerce discussed, Serves editor of West Texas Today, Took over as editor of Brownwood Banner, Job as publicity agent on freight rates noted, Accounts for position as editor and owner of magazine

Range Dates: 1932-1973

Bulk Dates: 1932-1973

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