DeBusk, Raymond 1973-05-08

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West Texas rancher Raymond DeBusk discusses his family and personal history up through the Depression.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Raymond DeBusk

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Date: May 8, 1973

Location: Cross Plains, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: DeBusk, Prater family histories reviewed, Anecdote on bayou burial, Helms family mentioned, First oil activity (1917) cited, Pioneer oilfield, boom recalled, Early Cross Plains settlers noted, Anecdote on early, crooked fence, Behavior of cattle discussed, Family history traced, Death of parents recalled, Depression, cattle shoot program remembered

Tape 1, Side 2: Cattle shoot (continued), Depression experiences related, Feed yards discussed, Historical change examined, Brownwood's Dr. Allison and first automobile (1916) recalled, Discussion of Leonard Prater, Wife's personal history examined, Anecdotes on family history, Bill DeBusk recalled, Discussion of family papers

Range Dates: 1916-1917

Bulk Dates: 1916-1917

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