Dyches, Mae 1971-08-25

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Miss Dyches, member of a pioneer San Angelo family, recalls her family’s history while examining the family photographs that she gave to the Southwest Collection.

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Interviewee Name: Mae Dyches

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Date: August 25, 1971

Location: San Angelo, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 2 hours, 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Relates family background information, Grandparents from Mississippi, Grandfather's family recalled, Expresses dissatisfaction with relatives, Recalls father's murder, Discusses family pictures, Attitude toward "Bohemian" community explained, Discussion of museum pieces, Local schools described, Looks through family pictures

Tape 1, Side 2: Examination of pictures (continued), Attended TCU in 1905-1906, Examination of pictures (again), Tells of brother's decision to become a rancher at San Angelo, More photographs examined, Accusation of relative's theft of family pictures, Photographs discussed again

Tape 2, Side 1: Examination of pictures, continued from tape one, Explanation of Southwest Collection's use of historical materials by Mr. Carpenter, Discussion of book entitled Mean As Hell by Daniel R. Harkey concerning San Saba feuds

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Tape 3, Side 1: Examination of pictures and materials to be placed in the Southwest Collection, Discusses death of Frank Dyches by drowning, Mother's sculpture described

Tape 3, Side 2: Admiral Dewey's visit to Granger recalled, Repeats accusation of relative's theft of family photographs and momentos, Examination of pictures (continued), Anecdote about "snipe hunting", Incident told concerning Betty, the cook, Old San Angelo families reviewed, Describes Clyde Dyches' escape from Mexico

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