Oral History Interview with George Allen Holekamp, September 27, 2000

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Interview with George Allen Holekamp, a rancher and descendant of Kerr County settlers from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Holekamp details his family's history in Kerr County. He mentions that his ancestors included farmers, ranchers, and shingle-makers. He and his wife Mary Virginia Stevens are still involved in ranching and community activities, and their legacy continues on with their children. In his stories of ranching, he discusses ranchers' struggles with screwworm infestations and Brucellosis (Bang's Disease), the Bracero program, the Rural Electrification Association, and the Sheep and Goats Raisers Auxiliary.

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45 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

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Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Holekamp, George Allen & Holekamp, Mary Virginia September 27, 2000.

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Interview with George Allen Holekamp, a rancher and descendant of Kerr County settlers from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Holekamp details his family's history in Kerr County. He mentions that his ancestors included farmers, ranchers, and shingle-makers. He and his wife Mary Virginia Stevens are still involved in ranching and community activities, and their legacy continues on with their children. In his stories of ranching, he discusses ranchers' struggles with screwworm infestations and Brucellosis (Bang's Disease), the Bracero program, the Rural Electrification Association, and the Sheep and Goats Raisers Auxiliary.

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45 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

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Editor's Note (page 9): "The following is a transcript of an audiotape and has only been altered for clarity of meaning."

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Interview with George Allen and Mary Virginia Stevens Holekamp, a couple from Kerrville, Texas. The interview includes their stories of both the Holekamp and Stevens families, as well as the couple's ranching and community activities.

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Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Holekamp, George Allen & Holekamp, Mary Virginia. Oral History Interview with George Allen Holekamp, September 27, 2000, text, September 27, 2000; Kerrville, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth795458/: accessed September 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Kerr County Historical Commission.