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Mrs. Mountz discusses her early life in Hereford and compares Texas to Iowa in the early 1900s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. C. J. Mountz

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 24, 1975

Location: Hereford, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Mitchell County, Iowa (1892), Grandparents, Father’s yearly income, Reasons for coming to Texas, Churches in Texas, Iowa tornado (June 23, 19??), Contents of immigrant car, First day in Texas, First home described, Drought (1910), Father, gravel contractor for new courthouse, Mother ran boarding house, Father’s sheep raising business, Met husband at church, Husband, telegraph operator, Eggnog at Christmas, Horse named "Selum", Requests to sing at weddings and funerals, Marriage ceremony, Electric lights.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1892-1910

Bulk Dates: 1892-1910

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