Wilburn, Tony 1981-04-01

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Tony Wilburn describes life in Wink, Texas, during the oil boom in the 1920s and 1930s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Tony Wilburn

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 01, 1981

Location: Kermit, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: To Wink, Texas (1928), Pyote, Texas (1928), Population, Raghouses, Shipping point, C. A. Jones, rig builder, Caterpillars, Oil field workers, Wink (1930), Stock market crash, Effects, Population, Texas Rangers, Captain Wright, Yellowfront Club, Cowboy Bill, bootlegger, Lack of sewage system, Cowboy Bill, John Northcutt, outlaw, Murder, Heavy Brackeen, bootlegger, Appearance, Personality, Henchmen, F. E. Summers, Sheriff, Texas-New Mexico Baseball League, Heavy Brackeen (again), Anecdote.

Tape 1, Side 2: Wink (continued), Bootleggers (continued), Opposing factions, W. A. Priest, sheriff, Blackie Laughlin, Peg Wilson, county commissioner, Al Jennings, Kermit constable, Ralph Lowe, oil man, W. A. Priest (again), Blackie Laughlin (again), Personality, Murder, Bootlegger, Shorty Laughlin, brother, Anecdotes, F. E. Summers, "Humpty" Jack Norwood.

Range Dates: 1928-1940

Bulk Dates: 1928-1940


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