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Mrs. Lummus discusses her family as well as life in the historic Texas Panhandle town of Mobeetie.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. John Lummus

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 13, 1978

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Mobeetie, Texas, Fort Elliott, James Edward Oakes, maternal grandfather, Mary Schnell, maternal grandmother, Switzerland, Texas Panhandle, Farm land, Mobeetie, Name origin, Transportation, Jonathan Sims, paternal grandfather, Baptist preacher, Paternal grandmother, Indian descent, Dugout home, Mobeetie, Town description, Businesses, Maternal grandparents, Land acquisitions, Orchards, Crops, Depression, Stepfather, Soup lines, Jobs, Homes, Sand storms, J. E. Oakes and Son Flour Mill, Presbyterian church, Dr. Irwin, minister, Sophie Schnell, Abraham Fenstewahl, husband.

Tape 1, Side 2: Land prices, Fenstewahl family, Church summer revivals, James Edward Oakes, Musician, "Edison" phonograph, County commissioner, Mary Schnell Oakes, Hospitality, European cooking, Fort Elliott, Antique furniture, Black troops (Buffalo Soldiers), Mobeetie—decline, High school memories.

Range Dates: 1870s-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1870s-1930s

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