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Oral History Interview with Wanda Marie Fannin Henderson, October 27, 1999

Description: Interview with Wanda Marie Fannin Henderson resident of Kerrville, Texas. She mentions that her husband Temple Henderson's ancestors came to Kerr County from Tennessee. Mrs. Henderson relates how she ended up in Kerrville, focusing on her family history and immediate family's various activities, including 4-H and other agricultural activities. She mentions her childhood asthma, identifies local businesses and areas of interest, and details her involvement in the community. Prior to the interview transcript is a written memoir by Mrs. Henderson.
Date: October 27, 1999
Creator: Bethel, Ann & Henderson, Wanda Fannin
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Wanda Marie Fannin Henderson, October 27, 1999

Description: Interview with Wanda Marie Fannin Henderson, a businesswoman from Kerrville, Texas. The interview includes her stories of working on a dude ranch and owning several businesses, as well as participating in organizations and the Kerr County community.
Date: October 27, 1999
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Henderson, Wanda Marie Fannin Henderson & Snodgrass, Clarabelle
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 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 Clyde Jones, April 5, 1999

Description: Interview with Clyde Jones, former part-owner of Kerrville's first radio station, KERV, from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Jones discusses how he came to the area and his involvement with radio station, as well as some of the challenges he and his crew encountered. He also talks about his work with the Mental Health and Retardation Center at the Kerrville State Hospital. Mr. Jones briefly discusses his band, The Poverty Playboys.
Date: April 5, 1999
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Jones, Clyde
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Clyde Jones, April 5, 1999

Description: Interview with Clyde Jones from Kerrville, Texas. The interview includes his stories of working at KERV, Kerrville's first radio station, and starting the Mental Health and Retardation Center at the Kerrville State Hospital.
Date: April 5, 1999
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Jones, Clyde & Bethel, Ann
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

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 Trixie Lucille Dixon Sample, November 17, 1998

Description: Interview with Trixie Lucille Dixon Sample, registered nurse from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Sample recounts stories from her 30 years working as a nurse at the Veteran's Hospital - including how she met her husband and the problems she encountered with the hospital's policy against married nurses.
Date: November 17, 1998
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Sample, Trixie Lucille Dixon
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Frankie Rosita Holdsworth Hollar, November 11, 1998

Description: Interview with Frankie Rosita Holdsworth Hollar, a 99 year old Mexican woman who immigrated to Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Hollar is almost 100 years old at the time of the interview. Her family were some of the early residents of Kerrville and Kerr County, and her younger sister, Mary, eventually married Mr. H. E. Butts (founder of HEB). One of the oldest surviving members of the community, she describes her education, her career as a teacher, and how the area has changed over the years.
Date: November 11, 1998
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann; Hollar, Frankie Rosita Holdsworth & Salter, Ammie Rose
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Levi and Evelyn Taylor, Spetember 19, 1998

Description: Interview with Levi and Evelyn Taylor, former owners of Kerrville's well-loved restaurant, "The Grove," from Ingram, Texas. The couple talks about the history of their restaurant, the day-to-day operation of the establishment, local people and places, and moving back to the area after a short stint in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Date: September 19, 1998
Creator: Rector, William; Grayson, Dorothy; Taylor, Levi & Taylor, Evelyn
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Josephine (Dodo) Tobin Schreiner Parker, July 15, 1998

Description: Interview with Josephine (Dodo) Tobin Schreiner Parker, great-granddaughter of Captain Charles A. Schreiner, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Parker delves into her famous great-grandfather's story, including his key role in the settling of Kerr County and Kerrville. She briefly mentions the presence of Tuberculosis in Kerrville, the local Cattleman's Association, being princess in the Battle of Flowers, and singing in the USO in New York.
Date: July 15, 1998
Creator: Stacy, William G. & Parker, Josephine Tobin Schreiner
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Harry William Crate, June 9, 1998

Description: Interview with Harry William Crate, former professor of mathematics and engineering with an interest in archaeology from Kerrville, Texas. Professor Crate discusses the results of various fossil and artifact finding expeditions around the Hill Country of Texas, specifically the numerous burned rock mounds found in the Kerry County area. He includes his opinions on why and how the burned mounds were created. As noted in the transcript, the interview continues in the manuscript of Professor Crate's wife, Melba Lee Williams Crate.
Date: June 9, 1998
Creator: Patton, Laura; O'Hara, Peggy; Crate, Harry William & Crate, Melba Lee Williams
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Melba Lee Williams Crate, June 9, 1998

Description: Interview with Melba Lee Williams, a former professor and descendant of some of the first settlers in Kerr County, from Kerrville, Texas. In this interview, Mrs. Crate relates how her great-grandparents came with Joshua Brown (Texas pioneer) to the first shingle camp established on the banks of the Guadalupe, in what later became Kerrville. Mrs. Crate briefly details her early life in Bandera, Texas, as well as Kerrville. She also recounts her memories of the flood of 1932.
Date: June 9, 1998
Creator: O'Hara, Peggy & Crate, Melba Lee Williams
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Martha R. Johnson, June 6, 1998

Description: Interview with Martha R. Johnson, owner of the popular Raleigh House Restaurant, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Johnson discusses the origins and establishment of her restaurant, which was named after her husband, Raleigh White Johnson. She described the success of the restaurant and her experiences running it for 34 summers.
Date: June 6, 1998
Creator: O'Hara, Kathy & Johnson, Martha Robinson
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission