Cunningham, Jim 1973-02-02

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Jim Cunningham discusses early Terry County history, with some emphasis on the weather conditions of the area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jim Cunningham

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Date: February 2, 1973

Location: Brownfield, Texas

Interviewer: Lee Brownfield

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Moved to Terry County about 1901, Names vegetation present then, Wildlife in the area listed, Ranching in the area discussed, Fish Cattle Company recalled, Mentions other ranches in the area, Grocer-post office at Siam described, Other area post offices, Early school examined, Recalls sale of the Fish Cattle Company leases, Notes changes in the weather seen, In early 1900s people bought supplies in Big Spring, Shipped cattle from Bovina, Outlines procedure for filing on a section of land, Early neighbors remembered

Tape 1, Side 2: Schoolteacher who boarded with Cunninghams recalled, Other early teachers mentioned, Describes weather conditions, Blizzard was severe, Dry years of 1917-1918 discussed, Grass fires common in early days, Explains one method of extinguishing them, Sandstorms different earlier, Early windmills described, Reviews entertainment in the early days, Dances characterized

Range Dates: 1901-1973

Bulk Dates: 1901-ca. 1920

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