Oral history ; Depression ; Cotton farming ; Baseball ; Price of Goods
Mr. Allison talks about life during the depression. [15 min.] A 1934 Carthage High School graduate, Mr. Allison remembers working on the family farm where they grew cotton, corn, peas and cattle. He remembers when electricity was first brought to...
Oral history ; Hughes family ; Fronville family ; Ration stamps ; Defense plants ; The Draft
Ms. Fornville talks to her granddaughter about her family during WWII. [30 min.] Living in Fort Chaffee, Ark when the US became involed in the war, Ms. Fornille tells stories of her brothers plane crahs over England and about her POW...
Mr. Nations and his daughter talk about how he earned a living during the depression. [10 min.] He cut timber, made cane syrup and worked as a blacksmith during his life. She remebers riding the cart to town and clothes from feed sacks.
Oral history ; Depression ; Cow Killing ; Games ; School ; Life
Ms. Marshall remembers life during the Depression. [44 min.] She grew up on a cotton farm remembering square dances, dominos, story telling and munbley pegs (knife throwing). She gives a good description of life during this era.
Mr. Matthews talks to his granddaughter about his life during the Depression years [28 min.] His family share cropped during the depression and he talks about picking cotton, seeing Bonnie & Clyde and WWII.
Mr. Menifee was raised on a farm in Tenaha, Texas during the depression. [60 min.] His father was a rural mail carrier. Mr. Meinfee tells how they truck farmed, went to church, and didn't have shoes during the winter months.
Ms. Smith talks to her grandson about living in West Texas when she was a small child during the Depression. [12 min.] Her parents owned the movie theater in the evenings and worked in stores during the day. She remembers standing a box to wash...
Mr. and Mrs. Griffith talk to their granddaughter about living in rural East Texas during the Depression. [30 min.] They discuss how they courted and married plus every day life during the '20 and 30's.
Mr. Wheeler was a young married man during the Depression. [26 min] His grandfather had a mill business that milled cotton, lumber and corn. He talks to his great grandaughter about how they lived during the Depression.
Oral History ; Depression ; Cotton farming ; Baseball ; School ; Photographs
Transcript of an interview where Mr. Allison talks about life during the depression. [12 page] Four photos are at the end of the transcript, 3 showing Tom Allison and one of the Brooks schoolhouse children taken during the Depression.
Transcript of an interview with Mr. and Mrs. Clay. [11 pages] Mr. Clay was stations in the Dallas, Texas area during WWII, training people to build Platoon bridges. He and his wife remember living in Mississippi during the Depression.