Wright, E A Dogie 1982-04-08

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E. A. Wright, retired border patrol officer, recalls life in the Sierra Blanca area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: E.A. Dogie Wright

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 08, 1982

Location: Sierra Blanca, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Laredo, Texas (1901), To Floresville, Texas (November 1902), Wofford, Texas, Father, W. L. Wright, Mother, Mary (Mollie) Lupas, Brownsville, Texas, Cabin, Work, El Paso, Texas, Border patrol work, Sierra Blanca, Texas (1926), Town description, Job activities, Orange, Texas, Farming, W. A. Priest, First sheriff in Wink, Texas, New towns, Gambling, Prostitution, Bootlegging and moonshining, Wink, Father, Oil, Sierra Blanca.

Tape 1, Side 2: Changes in country, Sheep, Land, Dell City, Texas, Distilleries, Smuggling, Marijuana, Illegal aliens, Retirement, Sheriff, Ranch purchase, Sheriff re-election, Law enforcement, Attraction, Changes, Confusion, Crime rates, Characteristics, Law officials.

Range Dates: 1901-1982

Bulk Dates: 1901-1940


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