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Oral History Interview with Aime Frank Real, August 16, 2000

Description: Interview with Aime Frank Real, a rancher and the great-grandson of one of the original Kerr County settlers, from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Real discusses his family history, his family's ranching work, his personal experience with sheep ranching, organized hunting in Kerr County, and local ranchers' attempts to remedy problems with screwworms and eagles. He briefly mentions Kerrville's German Club.
Date: August 16, 2000
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Real, Aime Frank
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with William Edward "Bill" Dickey, October 12, 2000

Description: Interview with William Edward "Bill" Dickey, a fiddle player from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Dickey's ancestors were some of the first Kerr County settlers. He talks about his family's history, including a feud between his relatives, the Hendersons, and the Hopes. He recounts the development of his music career as a left-handed fiddler.
Date: October 12, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Dickey, William Edward & Dickey, James
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

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 Don Eugene Lock, September 14, 2000

Description: Interview with Don Eugene "Gene" Lock, descendant of Kerr County pioneers and rancher from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Lock talks about how his family ended up in the area, his experience as a rancher, and his memories of horse breeding and racing. He also discusses his work for Kerrville's newspaper, the Mountain Sun, and his Bible education. Mr. Lock mentions briefly that he boxed as a young man.
Date: September 14, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Lock, Don Eugene
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 Mary Margaret Hall Doyen, February 27, 2000

Description: Interview with Mary Margaret Hall Doyen, who was born in the Philippines and moved to Kerrville, Texas when she was 9. Mrs. Doyen details the reasons her family moved to the Philippines, and then to Kerrville. Within the interview, she also talks about her family history (including her Cherokee Indian heritage), the flood of 1932, her grandparent's jewelry store, Self's Jewelry, her schooling in Kerrville, meeting her husband, Glen Doyen, during World War II, and her various occupations throughout her life. Mrs. Doyen says she possesses many photos of Kerrville because of her and her mother's work as photography developers.
Date: February 27, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Doyen, Mary Margaret Hall & Doyen, Glen
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Rena Fay Stone Sherman, September 15, 2000

Description: Interview with Rena Fay Stone Sherman, descendant of Kerr County settlers and local business owner from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Sherman describes some of her family history, local history, and her two antique businesses. She also discusses her family's ranch.
Date: September 15, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann & Sherman, Rena Fay Stone
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Sibyl Bennett Sutherland, October 26, 2000

Description: Interview with Sibyl Bennett Sutherland, a teacher from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Sutherland talks about growing up in Center Point, her teaching career, and her father's book, "Kerr County Texas, 1856 to 1956." The interview includes excerpts from Sibyl's journal, documenting 43 years of her life.
Date: October 26, 2000
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Sutherland, Sibyl Bennett
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Thornton Secor, September 27, 2000

Description: Interview with Thornton Secor, grandson of a prominent local doctor, from Kerrville, Texas. Thornton talks about how his grandfather ended up in the area and his various contributions to Kerrville, such as building the town's first hospital and establishing a tourist campsite. Thornton also briefly mentions the flood of 1932, and rainfall in the area.
Date: September 27, 2000
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Secor, Thornton
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Rosa Lea Fullwood Meek Dickerson, February 27, 2000

Description: Interview with Rosa Lea Fullwood Meek Dickerson, former pilot from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Dickerson describes her early interest in airplanes and tells stories from her days with the WWII Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), flying different types of aircraft to bases all over the United States. She includes the history of WASP, its formation, and dissolution. Her flying stories detail plane crashes and near-death experiences, including the sabotage of planes at the airport in Enid, OK by a German National. Mrs. Dickerson also talks about running a flying service in the Kerrville airport with her husband, Carl Meek, during the early days of aviation after WWII.
Date: February 27, 2000
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Dickerson, Rosa Lea Fullwood Meek
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, December 6, 1996

Description: Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, the great-great granddaughter of James Kerr, from Canyon Lake, Texas. Mrs. Ray discusses her ancestor's life and his history in the Hill Country, as well as the Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony at the Kerr County Courthouse.
Date: October 6, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Ray, Ruth Simons
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Robert Edward Sieker, August 3, 2000

Description: Interview with Robert Edward Skieker, a pilot from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Sieker discusses his grandfather's immigration from Germany. In addition to his stories from his extensive flying career, he also talks about his service in the military during World War II, his various occupations throughout the years, and his work against the screwworm infestation.
Date: August 3, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Sieker, Robert Edward
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Historic Marker Application: Cade House]

Description: Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the Cade House, in Ingram, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker, narrative, and photographs.
Date: 2000
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
Partner: Texas Historical Commission