Jennings, Mr and Mrs Robert 1973-03-27

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The Jennings discuss their lives in West Texas during the past 60 years, and Mrs. Jennings recalls teaching at the two-room school located at the Whiteface camp of the Slaughter ranch.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jennings

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Date: March 27, 1973

Location: Littlefield, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical information about Robert Jennings, Moved to West Texas at age six (1908), Trip from Paducah to Tatum New Mexico (1916), Biographical information about Mrs. Jennings, Moved to Crosby County by covered wagon (1916), Attended college in Canyon, Met her husband when she taught in Buck Creek south of Paducah, Married (1923), Cotton crop destroyed by a sandstorm (1924), Taught at Whiteface camp on Slaughter Ranch (1925), Description of the camp, Eclipse windmill explained, Dugout presently at the Ranching Heritage Center recalled, Remembers teaching conditions at the school, Anecdote about stealing chalk from the Morton school, Cites reasons for leaving the school, Type of students at the school characterized.

Tape 1, Side 2: Story of a family whose son was bitten by a rattlesnake, Recollections of Ira DeLoache, Additional information on the school at Whiteface camp, Petit school discussed, Life at the Whiteface camp reviewed, Hotel described, Recalls early families, Explanation given about Wichita Valley Farms project, Reasons noted for moving to Littlefield, Farmed at Paducah during the Depression, Cattle shoot recalled, Was given a calf, Lived near the 6666 Ranch as a child (Robert Jennings), Anecdotes about teaching at the Whiteface school, One substituted for his wife, Mrs. Jennings sprained her ankle playing basketball.

Range Dates: 1908-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1908-1930s

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