NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Easter, W. E. (Bill)

Date of interview: November 29, 1979
Location of interview: Ralls, Texas
Length of interview: 45 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: Bill Easter discusses the various jobs he has held, including cowboy and government employee.

Topics:
Ranching—changing modes
Cattle—branding and shipping
Coonley and Basset (C. B.) Livestock Company
Texas Rangers—Border Patrol
Spur Ranch
XIT Ranch
Government employment (1920-1955)

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Easter, Mr. and Mrs. Walter

Date of interview: October 23, 1975
Location of interview: Hereford, Texas
Length of interview: 20 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: The Easters discuss their settlement in West Texas, their families, and the lifestyle of the early 1900s.

Topics:
Family life and background
Agriculture—oats

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Ector High School Students

Date of interview: c. 1977
Location of interview: Odessa, Texas
Length of interview: 30 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: Hispanic students from Ector High School in Odessa and the assistant principal discuss several areas of concern to Mexican-Americans. These areas include illegal aliens and prejudice.

Topics:
Mexican-American communities—Texas
Illegal aliens
Ethnic minorities—discrimination

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Eddins, Carl M.

Date of interview: June 8, 1968
Location of interview: Pecos, Texas
Length of interview: 30 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: Carl Eddins relates incidents from his life as a cowboy, incidents and data about World War I, and early living conditions in California.

Topics:
Ranching—cowboy life
World War I
Flu epidemic (1918)
California—early agriculture

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Eddy, Josephine Tracy and Francis G. Tracy

Date of interview: August 23, 1984
Location of interview: Carlsbad, New Mexico
Length of interview: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: Francis Tracy, Jr. and his sister, Josephine Tracy Eddy, reminisce about their father, Francis G. Tracy, Sr. and his role in the development of Carlsbad.

Topics:
Family life and background
Frontier settlement—New Mexico
Agriculture
Pecos Irrigation Company
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Edwards, Cass O. II

Date of interview: November 5, 1973
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 hour

Brief synopsis of interview: Cass Edwards II, current owner of the T-Bar Ranch, discusses the development and operation of the ranch.

Topics:
Tahoka Land and Cattle Company
Cattle—breeding and marketing
Playa lakes

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Edwards, Edwin

Date of interview: c. 1974
Location of interview: Not given
Length of interview: 20 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is presented with the Edwards Award.

Topics:
Politics—Louisiana
Journalism

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: Eidson, Kate Helen Felt

Date of interview: June 27, 1967
Location of interview: Hamilton, Texas
Length of interview: 55 minutes

Brief synopsis of interview: Mrs. Eidson relates important incidents in the growth of the wool growing industry, along with activities of various persons, entertainment and recreation in Hamilton, Texas.

Topics:
Family life and background
Episcopal Church—Texas
Livestock—sheep raising
Texas Wool Growers Association

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