Oral history; Panola County; Radio; Home brew; Sharecrop; Tobacco
Interview with George Yarbrough [27 min.] "The gentleman's name that I interviewed is Mr. George Yarbrough. He is a black man born in Nacogdoches county, June 23, 1912. His father was a share cropper and as soon as he was old enough to hold a plow...
Ms. Langley was a young girl during the Depression and talks about how her mother sold cream and butter for the children's clothes and shoes. [22 min.] She described living in a house with out electricity and running water.
Oral history ; WWII ; Rations ; Tokens ; Western Union
Transcript of an interview with Mr. Dossett talking about living through the Depression. [7 pages] As a young man he remembers his neighbor receiving a telegram about her husbands death from the bicycle riding Western Union girl.
Ms. Nutt was a young woman in 1930. [17 min.] Her family was in the grocery business before the Depression then Farmed on the Halves in Snapp Community. In 1938 they farmed west of Carthage by Bird Drive.
The first part of the interview is Mr. Tommy Hutto talking about the WWII campaign under General Patch that started in Africa, took Sicily, advanced through Italy and France and ended the war in Belgium. The second interview is both men discussing...
Oral History ; East Texas history ; Panola County history ; African American
TOC: ...that's the way Quarters got started -- Most Blacks were farmers or sharecroppers -- Don't let the sun catch you our there, Son -- We played "Little Sally Walker" -- ...paid teachers $50 a month -- We had to do what he say do... -- I went to...
Ms. Mauritzen talks about her young married life during the Depression. [ 26 min.] They farmed and shared with neighbors in Clayton, Texas. She tells of the traveling preacher that came to her church once a month.