Harris, Alvie and Genevieve Denny 1972-05-10

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Mrs. Denny and Alvie Harris, Cochran County pioneers, discuss the history of the county and related anecdotes about early personalities and situations.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Alvie Harris and Genevieve Denny

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Date: May 10, 1972

Location: Bledsoe, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Harris’ work with area ranches reviewed, Mrs. Denny’s background discussed, Anecdote about death from a blizzard, Mention of the Smith-Slaughter conflict, Conflict over railroad explained, Morton Smith recalled, Town of Bledsoe described, Shipped ice to the ranch, Tell incidents about ranch life, Express attitude toward the Flemings, Cochran County history related, Existence of Cochran County windmills cited, Contributions to Texas Tech listed, Harris’ story about the division of Slaughter land.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1890s-1972

Bulk Dates: 1890s-early 1900s

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