Wright, Calvin C 1967-08-02

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Rev. Calvin Wright describes himself as a West Texas pioneer who participated I many events of historical importance.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Calvin C. Wright

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 02, 1967

Location: Lamesa, Texas

Interviewer: J. M. Skaggs

Length: 25 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Denton, Texas (1887), Education and entry into the ministry, Stamford, Texas (1909), First mission and horseback circuit appointment, Pride, Texas, Work as a ranch hand on C. C. Slaughter Ranch, Marriage (1909), Move to West Texas, Description of early Pride dwellings, Meeting with Charlie Doak who was then founding O’Donnell, Tom O’Donnell and Santa Fe Railroad, Movement of town site from Chicago, Texas to Lamesa, Description of early Lamesa, Move to Blackwell circuit, Nolan County, Work on Spade Ranch, Later appointments in the ministry, Philosophy of a successful ministry, Charter members of conference named, Ride on first passenger train from Sweetwater to Lubbock, Changes in West Texas area, Philosophy of life, Description of Dawson County residents (1909), Early settlers of Lamesa and Pride named.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1887-1920

Bulk Dates: 1909-1920


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