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Oral History Interview with Francis H. "Fuzzy" and Cora Nell Cunningham Swayze, May 28, 2008

Description: Interview with Frances Howland "Fuzzy" and Cora Nell Cunningham Swayze, a couple from Kerrville, Texas. The couple discusses their individual childhoods, life during the depression, and life in the Kerr County area. Mr. Swayze discusses his service in the Air Force and Mrs. Swayze discusses her teaching career.
Date: May 28, 2008
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Webb, Jeanie Archer; Swayze, Francis H. & Swayze, Cora Nell Cunningham
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 John Ike and Alice Delery Walton, March 15, 2008

Description: Interview with John Ike Walton, a musician who has been inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame, from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Walton talks about his music career, briefly talks about music and LSD, and music culture in general. Mr. Walton's wife, Alice Delery Walton is present for the interview and inserts comments from time to time.
Date: March 15, 2008
Creator: Collins, Fancelle Robison; Webb, Jeanie Archer; Walton, John Ike & Walton, Alice Delery
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Marguerite Sammon Voges, September 9, 2000

Description: Interview with Marguerite Sammon Voges, a Kerr County Native whose mother established the Voges Mobil Home Park (under the name, Blue Ridge Mobile Home Park), from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Voges describes growing up in the area, the flood of 1978, her family, and interesting aspects of farm life. Her sister, Minneola, and her cousin, Josie B. Kendall, are also present during the interview.
Date: September 9, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann & Voges, Marguerite Sammon
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 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