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D. C. Harris, a grandson of George Webb Slaughter, discusses his family history, his early life and military career, and the history of Mineral Wells.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: D. C. Harris

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: December 15, 1975

Location: Mineral Wells, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Grandfather, George "Parson" Webb Slaughter, Sons, C. C. "Lum" Slaughter, George Slaughter, Pete Slaughter, Daughter, Jenny Slaughter, George Webb Slaughter (born 1848), Mineral Wells Texas, Harris Ranch, Jenny Slaughter (born 1858), Harris family history, Grandparents, Parents, Father David Cook Harris, Mother Sarah Jane Slaughter,

Tape 1, Side 2: D. C. Harris (born July 8 1893), Harris Ranch, Education, Teachers, Goodnight Baptist Academy, Simmons College, Cattle business (1911-1917), World War I.

Tape 2, Side 1: Works Progress Administration, Early hotels, Mineral Wells Texas, Baker Hotel (1929), T. W. Baker, Crazy Hotel, Carr P. Collins, Piedmont Hotel, Dameron Hotel, Fairfield Inn, Elmhurst Park, Bath houses, Procedure, Prices, Nightlife Mineral Wells, Gambling, Dances.

Tape 2, Side 2: Wells in North Mineral Wells, Mayor Mineral Wells (1933), Mineral Wells cattle killings, Government agencies, Postmaster Mineral Wells, Service, Retired (1957), Cattle business (1957-1970), Camp Wolters, Contributions to Mineral Wells, Bill Slaughter, Bank owner Dalhart Texas.

Tape 3, Side 1: Slaughter children and grandchildren, Names, General history, Early Mineral Wells families, Names, Occupations.

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1848-1975

Bulk Dates: 1893-1975

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