NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Durway, W. L.

Date of interview: January 26, 1976
Location of interview: Fort Worth, Texas
Length of interview: 30 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: W. L. Durway, a retired employee of the Fort Worth and Denver Railway, recalls his experiences in connection with the railroad, placing special emphasis on management-labor relationships within the company.

Topics:
Family background
Labor unions
Railroads—Texas

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Dyches, Mae

Date of interview: August 25, 1971
Location of interview: San Angelo, Texas
Length of interview: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: Miss Dyches, member of a pioneer San Angelo family, recalls her family’s history while examining the family photographs that she gave to the Southwest Collection.

Topics:
Family life and background
Ranching
Admiral George Dewey

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Dyer, Bobby

Date of interview: May 5, 1972
Location of interview: Roscoe, Texas
Length of interview: 20 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: Bobby Dyer, office clerk for the Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railroad, discusses his involvement in the Boys Club of Roscoe and the help it has given him since he was paralyzed in an automobile accident.

Topics:
Youth organizations—Boys Clubs
Greenboll Program
Railroads—Texas
Texas Rehabilitation Center

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Dyer, M. E.

Date of interview: May 2, 1970
Location of interview: Ackerly, Texas
Length of interview: 20 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: M. E. Dyer reminisces the hard times in Travis County around the turn of the century, early farming methods, social and religious life of the farmer, dry land farming, and early government farm programs.

Topics:
Family and social life
Religion—rural churches
Agriculture—early modes
Great Depression—government farm programs

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Dyer, Russell

Date of interview: Summer, 1968
Location of interview: Sanderson, Texas
Length of interview: Not given

Brief synopsis of interview: Russell Dyer reviews his early life and career as a cowboy in the Sanderson area.

Topics:
Family life and background
Ranching—early modes
Cattle—trail drives
Crimes and law enforcement
Livestock—horses and goats
James E. Ferguson

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Earnest, Mrs. Ara

Date of interview: May 1968
Location of interview: Odessa, Texas
Length of interview: Not given

Brief synopsis of interview: Mrs. Earnest reviews her life and that of her family in West Texas.

Topics:
Family life and background
Ranching
Cattle—herding and diseases
Freighting
Great Depression

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Earp, A. B.

Date of interview: September 1968
Location of interview: Crane, Texas
Length of interview: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: A. B. Earp discusses his ranching experiences, early life in Hays County, and experiences as a deputy sheriff. He also talks about the Depression and the various trades he made during that time, selling cattle in Breckenridge during the oil boom, and raising hunting dogs.

Topics:
Family life and background
Livestock—cattle, mules and goats
Ranching
Law enforcement—bootlegging
Wyatt Earp
Great Depression

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Easley, Oscar

Date of interview: March 22, 1972
Location of interview: Hereford, Texas
Length of interview: 30 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: Oscar Easley, Deaf Smith County farmer and businessman, discusses his personal history and career.

Topics:
Family life and background
Agriculture—wheat production/irrigation
Feedlot industry
Great Depression—government cattle shoot
Farm labor—Italian POWs

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