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Sam Crawford, pioneer of Callahan and Jones counties, discusses his personal history with references to the history of early days in the counties.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Sam Crawford

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: March 4, 1971

Location: Stamford, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background reviewed, Moved to Texas in 1861, First wire fences in Jones County recalled, Childhood and early life related, Discusses details of housebuilding, Belle Plaine in Callahan County remembered, Mentions natural spring, Explains operation of oxen-powered syrup mill, Recollection of wild hogs and other area wildlife, Description of "hog-killing"

Tape 1, Side 2: Anecdotes and attitudes concerning country schooling, Moved to Jones County, References to Jones County landmarks and land, Swenson Ranch managers characterized, Discussion of maverick cattle, Ranching and farming operations examined, Low farm prices cited, Freighting needs described

Tape 2, Side 1: Discussion of freighting, continued from tape 1, Origin and growth of Stamford recalled, Early town water system and town-planning problems described, Reviews early history of Stonewall County, Practice of hanging wolves on the fence explained, Recollection of trapping for pelts, Comments on disappearing wildlife, Family members remembered, Mentions his marriage, Belle Plaine families listed, Stamford residents recalled, Examines pictures and records, Stamford hospital discussed

Tape 2, Side 2: Speculates on major events related to early Stamford, Frank Hastings characterized, Anecdote concerning a commonly-owned overcoat, Review of Scotch-Irish ancestry

Range Dates: 1861-1971

Bulk Dates: 1861-1971

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