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Mrs. Crisp, treasurer of the Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway, discusses different topics of interest concerning the railway.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Charlene Crisp

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: October 9, 1974

Location: Quanah, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical data presented, Traces different jobs with railway, Explains car accounting and claims, Term "wholly-owned subsidiary" discussed, Depression in Quanah recalled, Effect of World War II on railroad, Business increased

Tape 1, Side 2: Discussion of passenger service and employees passes, Thoughts on becoming treasurer of the QAPR, Feelings of townspeople toward railway

Tape 2, Side 1: Description of Mrs. Crisp's office at the Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railroad, Impact of the closing of the QAP Railroad, Work with QAP since October 1937, Predominant service of the QAP, Peak period from 1955 to 1973 in business, reason for decline, Fluctuation of employment, Positions Mrs. Crisp has served with in the railroad, Personal history, Quanah today as compared to yesterday, Other offices operated by the railroad, Charles H. Sommer's and brother A. F. Sommer's service to the railroad as successive presidents, Quin Baker's service as vice president and then president of the railroad 1935-1964, Presidents L. A. Thomas and J. W. Sowell recalled, Importance of the gypsum industry to the railroad, Involvement of Sam Lazarus with the railroad, Future of the railroad, Condition of the track, Amount of land owned on either side of track, Contributions of the QAP to Quanah, Present duties with the railroad, Association with other railroad people, Standard crew and usual run of a train

Tape 2, Side 2: Span of typical employment, Travel benefits

Range Dates: 1935-1974

Bulk Dates: 1935-1974


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