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Transcript of Oral History Interview with A. B. Bell and R. A. Bell, October 18, 2016

Description: Transcript of interview with Arthur Baker Bell and Robert Alan Bell, alumni of Tivy High School, from Kerrville, Texas. The Bell brothers recount their memories of the public Cascade Swimming Pool, Robert's time as a university swimmer, Arthur's hitchhiking trip to Alaska, and their community activities that have occurred since their retirement.
Date: October 18, 2016
Creator: Webb, Jeanie Archer
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Raul Rodriguez Arreola, November 28, 2011

Description: Interview with Raul Rodriguez Arreola, a former postal worker from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Arreola talks about growing up in the area, local places and people, serving in the Gideons, and working at the Post Office. Mr. Arreola's second wife, Irene, was present for the interview and makes a comments throughout. The interview transcript includes pictures of Mr. Arreola, his family, and the community, on pages 28-35.
Date: November 28, 2011
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & Arreola, Raul Rodriguez
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Cynthie Jane Ragsdale, December 14, 2015

Description: Transcript of interview with Cynthie Jane Ragsdale, the director of Heart O' the Hills Camp, from Houston, Texas. Ragsdale recalls her time going to summer camps during her childhood, her time studying journalism at Texas Woman's University, and her time working at Heart O' the Hills Camp.
Date: December 14, 2015
Creator: Collins, Kelli K.
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Gretchen Broun Stacy, January 19, 2016

Description: Transcript of interview with Gretchen Broun Stacy, the daughter of the owners of Camp Rio Vista, from Houston, Texas. Stacy gives a brief history of her life, including her time living in Houston before moving to Kerrville as a freshman in high school, setting up a cooking school at Camp Waldemar, and running a catering business.
Date: January 19, 2016
Creator: Collins, Kelli K.
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Jack Hunt Parks, January 14, 2015

Description: Transcript of interview with Jack Hunt Parks, the owner of the Hunt Store, from Houston, Texas. Parks speaks about his experiences as owner of the Hunt Store, his experiences as a member of the Hunt Preservation Society, and about his grandfathers (one of which was a Texas Special Ranger, the other of which was a cowboy on the Matador Ranch north of Abilene).
Date: January 14, 2015
Creator: Webb, Jeanie Archer
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Anna Elisabeth Sullivan Strohacker, August 31, 2001

Description: Interview with Anna Elisabeth "Betty" Sullivan Strohacker, a former Rations Board worker during WWII, from Kerrville, Texas. Betty talks about her family's migration to the area, her work on the Rations board, life on a ranch, and her activity in the Kerr County Historical Commission and the Republican Party.
Date: August 31, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Strohacker, Anna Elisabeth Sullivan
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 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

Oral History Interview with Elaine Crider Hurt, November 1, 2001

Description: Interview with Elaine Crider Hurt, the most current owner of Crider's Rodeo & Dancehall, from Kerrville, Texas. Elaine tells the story of her parents' ranch and the start of Crider's Rodeo & Dancehall in 1925, where dances, concerts, and other events are still held. She discusses the continuing success of the Crider's, despite struggles to keep it open during rough times, including when a large oak tree ruined the dance floor.
Date: November 1, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Hurt, Elaine Crider
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Robert and Dalene Reagan, August 28, 2001

Description: Interview with Robert Reagan and his wife, Dalene Comparette Reagan, a couple with strong local historical family roots, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Reagan delves into the history of Kerrville Telephone Company, which was co-founded by her great-grandfather, Dale Comparette. Mr. Reagan discusses his family history, including his connection to Admiral Chester Nimitz. The couple also talk about their childhood memories of Kerrville while it was still a small town.
Date: August 28, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Reagan, Robert & Reagan, Dalene Comparette
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Payment Schedule from W. H. and Allie Bonnell to the Federal Land Bank of Houston]

Description: Document outlining the payment schedule from W. H. and Allie Bonnell to the Federal Land Bank of Houston in the total amount of $2,500. According to the document the couple will pay in "sixty-eight equal semi-annual payments of" $81.25 to be paid on the first of April and October; the final payment will be for $81.02 on April 1, 1957. On the back is the table printed with dates and payments from 1923 to 1928 filled in in red ink.
Date: October 3, 1922
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

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

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Ethel Baker Starkey, March 28, 2013

Description: Interview with Ethel Baker Starkey, whose husband's ancestors were Texas Hill Country settlers, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Starkey discusses her husband's family history. She also talks about coming to Kerrville for a job with her family.
Date: March 28, 2013
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & Starkey, Ethel Baker
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Jack and Frances Real Stevens, January 31, 2001

Description: Interview with Jack and Frances Real Stevens, a ranching and former Navy couple from Kerrville, Texas. The couple describes their individual childhoods, growing up in town and on a ranch, as well as their travels around the world. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens also discuss their involvement with the Kerrville community. The interview includes a history of the Kerrville German Dance Club, on pages 2-4.
Date: January 31, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Stevens, Jack & Stevens, Frances Real
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

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 Jack Hunt Parks, January 14, 2015

Description: Interview with Jack Hunt Parks, the owner of the Hunt Store, from Houston, Texas. Parks speaks about his experiences as owner of the Hunt Store, his experiences as a member of the Hunt Preservation Society, and about his grandfathers (one of which was a Texas Special Ranger, the other of which was a cowboy on the Matador Ranch north of Abilene).
Date: January 14, 2015
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Holder, Bonnie Pipes Flory & Parks, Jack Hunt
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with A. B. Bell and R. A. Bell, October 18, 2016

Description: Interview with Arthur Baker Bell and Robert Alan Bell, alumni of Tivy High School, from Kerrville, Texas. The Bell brothers recount their memories of the public Cascade Swimming Pool, Robert's time as a university swimmer, Arthur's hitchhiking trip to Alaska, and their community activities that have occurred since their retirement.
Date: October 18, 2016
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes; Bell, Arthur Baker & Bell, Robert Alan
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Gretchen Broun Stacy, January 19, 2016

Description: Interview with Gretchen Broun Stacy, the daughter of the owners of Camp Rio Vista, from Houston, Texas. Stacy gives a brief history of her life, including her time living in Houston before moving to Kerrville as a freshman in high school, setting up a cooking school at Camp Waldemar, and running a catering business.
Date: January 19, 2016
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Stacy, Gretchen Broun
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Jack Hunt Parks, January 14, 2015

Description: Interview with Jack Hunt Parks, the owner of the Hunt Store, from Houston, Texas. Parks speaks about his experiences as owner of the Hunt Store, his experiences as a member of the Hunt Preservation Society, and about his grandfathers (one of which was a Texas Special Ranger, the other of which was a cowboy on the Matador Ranch north of Abilene).
Date: January 14, 2015
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Holder, Bonnie Pipes Flory & Parks, Jack Hunt
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with A. B. Bell and R. A. Bell, October 18, 2016

Description: Interview with Arthur Baker Bell and Robert Alan Bell, alumni of Tivy High School, from Kerrville, Texas. The Bell brothers recount their memories of the public Cascade Swimming Pool, Robert's time as a university swimmer, Arthur's hitchhiking trip to Alaska, and their community activities that have occurred since their retirement.
Date: October 18, 2016
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes; Bell, Arthur Baker & Bell, Robert Alan
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Gretchen Broun Stacy, January 19, 2016

Description: Interview with Gretchen Broun Stacy, the daughter of the owners of Camp Rio Vista, from Houston, Texas. Stacy gives a brief history of her life, including her time living in Houston before moving to Kerrville as a freshman in high school, setting up a cooking school at Camp Waldemar, and running a catering business.
Date: January 19, 2016
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Stacy, Gretchen Broun
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Cynthie Jane Ragsdale, December 14, 2015

Description: Interview with Cynthie Jane Ragsdale, the director of Heart O' the Hills Camp, from Houston, Texas. Ragsdale recalls her time going to summer camps during her childhood, her time studying journalism at Texas Woman's University, and her time working at Heart O' the Hills Camp.
Date: December 14, 2015
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Ragsdale, Cynthie Jane
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission