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Oral History Interview with Warren Klein, March 18, 1999

Description: Interview with Warren Klein, a rancher from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Klein discusses his parents' move to the area, his life as a rancher, and several notable events in local history: droughts, the flood of 1932, the establishment of the Divide School building on his family's land, and deadly weather.
Date: March 18, 1999
Creator: Craig, Brenda; Nicholson, Marj & Klein, Warren
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with William Edward "Bill" Dickey, October 12, 2000

Description: Interview with William Edward "Bill" Dickey, a fiddle player from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Dickey's ancestors were some of the first Kerr County settlers. He talks about his family's history, including a feud between his relatives, the Hendersons, and the Hopes. He recounts the development of his music career as a left-handed fiddler.
Date: October 12, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Dickey, William Edward & Dickey, James
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Mary Margaret Hall Doyen, February 27, 2000

Description: Interview with Mary Margaret Hall Doyen, who was born in the Philippines and moved to Kerrville, Texas when she was 9. Mrs. Doyen details the reasons her family moved to the Philippines, and then to Kerrville. Within the interview, she also talks about her family history (including her Cherokee Indian heritage), the flood of 1932, her grandparent's jewelry store, Self's Jewelry, her schooling in Kerrville, meeting her husband, Glen Doyen, during World War II, and her various occupations throughout her life. Mrs. Doyen says she possesses many photos of Kerrville because of her and her mother's work as photography developers.
Date: February 27, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Doyen, Mary Margaret Hall & Doyen, Glen
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Sibyl Bennett Sutherland, October 26, 2000

Description: Interview with Sibyl Bennett Sutherland, a teacher from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Sutherland talks about growing up in Center Point, her teaching career, and her father's book, "Kerr County Texas, 1856 to 1956." The interview includes excerpts from Sibyl's journal, documenting 43 years of her life.
Date: October 26, 2000
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Sutherland, Sibyl Bennett
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Don Eugene Lock, September 14, 2000

Description: Interview with Don Eugene "Gene" Lock, descendant of Kerr County pioneers and rancher from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Lock talks about how his family ended up in the area, his experience as a rancher, and his memories of horse breeding and racing. He also discusses his work for Kerrville's newspaper, the Mountain Sun, and his Bible education. Mr. Lock mentions briefly that he boxed as a young man.
Date: September 14, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Lock, Don Eugene
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Clarabelle Barton Snodgrass, August 25, 1999

Description: Interview with Clarabelle Barton Snodgrass, vice-chair of the Kerr County Historical Commission from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Snodgrass talks about growing up on a primitive ranch, struggling to survive during the Depression, meeting and marrying her husband, their family, their involvement with music, and her efforts to preserve the history of Kerr County. She also briefly discusses the honors and awards her volunteer work has earned her. Pages 2-13 include a written statement by Miles Abernathy Lowrence, Clarabelle's maternal great-uncle.
Date: September 25, 1999
Creator: Bethel, Ann & Snodgrass, Clarabelle
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

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

Description: 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.
Date: September 27, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Holekamp, George Allen & Holekamp, Mary Virginia
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Letter from James M. Hunter to Dr. Joseph Pound, December 1899]

Description: Letter from James M. Hunter to Dr. Joseph Pound concerning the doctor's son, and the book that Dr. Pound misplaced: "I am truly sorry that you have lost that most valuable narrative...'Who is Capt Banta'." At the end of the letter Hunter details what eggs are selling for in his town and tells Pound not to move up there if it would cause to much of a sacrifice.
Date: December 1899
Creator: Hunter, James M.
Partner: Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead

Oral History Interview with Reverend Matias Garcia Rodriguez, January 16, 1998

Description: Interview with Matias Garcia Rodriguez, the reverend for Calvary Baptist Church, from Kerrville, Texas. Rev. Rodriguez discusses the history of Mexico as it relates to Texan history, including stories about his great-grandfather, Jose Policarpo "Polly" Rodriguez, an early pioneer of the Texas Hill Country. He goes through his own family history, family stories, his service in WWII, his education, and the people and places in Kerrville.
Date: 1998
Creator: Rector, William & Rodriguez, Matias Garcia
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Helen Orr, November 9, 1991

Description: Interview with Helen Louise Dietert Orr, retired clerk and schoolteacher from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Orr discusses her family's immigration from Germany, explores her family tree, and describes her experiences on her ranch. She talks about tuberculosis scares in Kerrville, and the local society.
Date: November 9, 1991
Creator: Craig, Brenda Glenn & Orr, Helen Louise Dietert
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Ross Snodgrass, June 13, 1999

Description: Interview with Ross Snodgrass, ranche rfrom Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Snodgrass discusses his family's move to the area in the mid-1800s, as well as their ranching history. He talks about his own experience as a rancher, raising and training animals, surviving droughts (and anthrax), roping, and more. Mr. Snodgrass also tells stories about the "Whippoorwill" band he and his wife, Clarabelle Snodgrass, started after marrying in 1933. The transcript includes a few comments by his wife.
Date: June 13, 1999
Creator: Bethel, Ann & Snodgrass, Ross
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Joe Marcus "J.M." Auld, Jr., February 26, 2001

Description: Interview with Joe Marcus "J.M." Auld, Jr., a Texan rancher from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Auld identifies his family members (including Kerr County pioneers who immigrated from Scotland), describes the difficulties of ranch life, and mentions local cultural phenomena. The interview includes stories of "Indians," eradicating the screwworm fly from Kerr County, and life during the Great Depression. He also discusses the role of game hunting to today's ranchers.
Date: February 16, 2001
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Auld, Joe Marcus, Jr.
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Hill Ranch Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1962
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bundy Ranch Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1987
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stewart Ranch Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1987
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrison Ranch Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1987
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dunbar Draw Southeast Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1987
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dunbar Draw Southwest Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1982
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Joy Hollow Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1971
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Montell Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1973
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bull Waterhole Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1974
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Silver Lake Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1974
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kickapoo Caverns Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1974
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department