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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 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