Davis, Andrew 1998-07-13

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Andrew Davis, a retired bricklayer, talks about his childhood and making mortar/bricks.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Andrew Davis

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Date: July 13, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1: Davis, Andrew, b. in East Texas, 6 miles east of Tyler, Texas in 1905, Family: farmers, Livestock, Crops, Cotton, corn, and hay, Sharecroppers, Moved to Dallas, Texas, Bricklayer, Moved to Lubbock, Texas – 1942, Contracting and bricklaying work, 1931, Childhood, Born and raised in a frame farm house, Lubbock, Texas (again), Lived near Shallowwater, Texas, Built a house, 1954, Growth, Construction work, Children, 9, Sarah, wife, Married in 1942, Construction (again), Weather in West Texas, Heat, Storm, hail and rain, Tornado, 1970, Frank Best Construction, Making mortar/bricks, Sharecropping (again), Making mortar/bricks (again), Food, Davis, Andrew (continued), Food/picnic (again), Vegetable garden, Chickens, East Texas, Working, Meeting people, Making mortar/bricks (again), Hard work, [ends after 15 minutes]

Range Dates: 1905-1998

Bulk Dates: 1905-1998

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