Yarbro, Mrs Jessie 1970-07-19

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Mrs. Yarboro, a resident of Sierra Blanca since 1911, discusses the history and growth of the town and her life there.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Jessie Yarbro

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 19, 1970

Location: Sierra Blanca, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Father’s move to Texas from North Carolina, Description of Sierra Blanca (1911), Presence of railroads discussed, Early days of marriage spent in Baird, Farmed 40 acres, Move to Sierra Blanca recalled, Husband employed as a section foreman for the railroad, Discusses Mexican Revolution (1915-16), Difficulties encountered in shipping cattle out of Mexico, Entertainment in early Sierra Blanca, Soldiers stationed there during World War I, Recalls dancing with General John Pershing and George Patton, Migration from Mexico during the revolution explained, Additional description of Sierra Blanca (1911).

Tape 1, Side 2: Mentions son who attended Hardin-Simmons University, Describes churches in early Sierra Blanca, First officials of Hudspeth County named, Son’s case of pneumonia recalled, Recalls early schools in Sierra Blanca, Teachers named, Teacher from Buffalo Gap characterized, Discusses fire which destroyed several businesses, Coming of the automobile to Sierra Blanca, Effects of flu epidemic during World War I in Sierra Blanca, Incident of one family of five children who lost their father.

Range Dates: 1911-1919

Bulk Dates: 1911-1919


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