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Oral History Interview with Waldean McDougall Groff, February 15, 2001

Description: Interview with Waldean McDougall Groff, a member of the sheep and goat industry from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Groff describes her, career as a dance and acrobatics teacher, as well as her involvement in the mohair and wool industry. She shares the details of her activity in the National Wool Growers Association, Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers, and her instrumental help in moving the National Make-It-With-Wool organization to Kerrville. She also briefly covers her immediate family history.
Date: February 15, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Groff, Waldean McDougall
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Louis Heimann, Jr., August 3, 2000

Description: Interview with Louis Heimann, Jr., a former bus driver from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Heimann tells the extensive story of his 40+ year career as a Kerrville Bus Company driver. His anecdotes include stories of drunk passengers, dead passengers, epileptic passengers, passengers who gave birth, passengers who fought, . He briefly mentions his service in the Coast Guard. He also discusses the flood of 1932, the religious community of Kerrville, and identifies local businesses.
Date: August 3, 2000
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Heimann, Louis, Jr.
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