Mr. Bowen talks to his nephew about being a gunner in the Air Force during WWII. [16 min.] He flew B17's over Europe. He mentions Clark Gable being in his outfit. He was shot down, captured and held in Germany for about 2 years.
Oral history ; WWII ; Blacksmith ; Navy ; Pacific Theatre
Mr. Smith was a blacksmith when he was drafted in 1944 so the Navy sent him straight into service. [ 29 min.] He tells his grandson of his experience of being rescued when his boat sank and then was held in a cage for 6 weeks before being returned...
Mr. Gates tells about the creeks being so dry that the Government purchased their cows for $10 a head. [ 31 min.] He remember ringing bells or blowing of horns to mark the work day. He talks of being a Black man during the Depression and after.
Mr. Kirkly tells of being a postmaster in rural Center, Texas. [ 22 min.] He wrote the East Texas Outdoor column for the Light & Champion newspaper out of Center, Texas. He talks about the deer, turkey, bears and wild cats in the East Texas area.
Oral history ; Depression ; WWII ; Brine ; Farmers
Two interviews : [92 min] Ms. Holder remembers the Depression, though her husband had a job they lived in a tent. She also remembers people being robbed for very little. Ms. Worley lived on a farm so they had food but no money. The talk about...
Oral history ; Life ; WWII ; Gardening ; Singing School ; Harris Chapel Community
Mr. Bolton talks to his granddaughter about his life. [31 min.] He went to school at Harris Chapel near Beckville, Tx. He describes his childhood home and tells of games played, Christmas and Fourth of July. He also tells of his WWII experience...
Mr. Applegate tells about being one of the first students to attend Panola College in 1948. [13 min.] He names some of the other students and describes campus. He talks of the early football team of Panola.