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Oral History Interview with Dr. Dan Wallace Bacon, March 3, 1998

Description: Interview with Dr. Dan Wallace Bacon, a physician from Kerrville, Texas, who also served as the city and Kerr County health officer. Dr. Bacon discusses his family history, as well as his education, medical career, brief stint in the Air Force, and general town life in Kerrville. While working at Peterson Hospital in Kerrville, he treated trauma victims from car accidents on Highway 27. In the Air Force, he briefly practiced psychiatry, served as a prison doctor, and finally switched to obstetrics and gynecology. He relates stories from his time as an obstetrician, as well as a general practitioner and family physician. He also discusses the history of minority communities in Kerrville, especially during integration, and the founding of the Kerrville Veteran's Hospital. Dr. Bacon's further remembrances, as well as a historical profile of the Kerrville VA Hospital, are included at the end of the interview transcript.
Date: March 3, 1998
Creator: Bethel, Ann & Bacon, Dan Wallace
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Regional Water Plan: Region N (Coastal Bend), 2016, Volume 1. Executive Summary and Regional Water Plan

Description: Water plan for Region N (Coastal Bend) describing water resources and suppliers for the area, usage statistics and forecasts, water needs, water management strategies, water conservation plans, drought response plans, and the process of creating the plan.
Date: December 2015
Creator: Coastal Bend Regional Water Planning Group
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Raul Rodriguez Arreola Narrative]

Description: Autobiographical narrative written by Raul Rodriguez Arreola, a former postal worker from Kerrville. Mr. Arreola relates childhood memories, stories about his life and family, and some relevant local history.
Date: 2006
Creator: Arreola, Raul Rodriguez
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Thornton Secor, September 27, 2000

Description: Interview with Thornton Secor, grandson of a prominent local doctor, from Kerrville, Texas. Thornton talks about how his grandfather ended up in the area and his various contributions to Kerrville, such as building the town's first hospital and establishing a tourist campsite. Thornton also briefly mentions the flood of 1932, and rainfall in the area.
Date: September 27, 2000
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Secor, Thornton
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Corners of Texas

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas, including information about folk music, folk arts and crafts, history of Texas, prominent Texas writers, and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 285.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

The Healer of Los Olmos and Other Mexican Lore

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains Texas and Mexican folklore, including folktales, Mexican folk remedies, and stories about Don Pedrito Jaramillo, who was the Curandero of Los Olmos. The index begins on page 137.
Date: 2017
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

Straight Texas

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas, including tales about the origins of various cities and towns, personal anecdotes, songs, superstitions and other miscellaneous legends. The index begins on page 341.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank
Partner: UNT Press