European War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France.; Cantigny, Battle of, Cantigny, France, 1918.; Soissons, Battle of, 1918.; Huebner, Clarence R.; Pershing, John Joseph, 1860-1948.; MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.; Rasmussen, Alexander.
Interview begins with biographical information for Conan Wood (1896 - January 22, 1985) and continues with the personal account of his military service and experiences in France during World War I. Included with transcript are summary of Conan...
Menger Hotel (San Antonio, Tex.).; Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration.
Opening on February 1, 1859, the Menger Hotel had been an important part of San Antonio life until it was scheduled for demolition in 1940. Ella Stumpf tells of her role in the purchase and restoration of the hotel.
Alpine (Tex.).; Brewster County (Tex.).; Big Bend Region (Tex.).; Ranch life--Texas.
Alpine, Texas Long-time resident of Alpine, Stillwell recounts her experiences in early twentieth century Texas and New Mexico, first with her parents who travelled west as pioneers and then in cattle ranching with her husband.
Lawyers--Texas; San Antonio (Tex.)--Politics and government.
San Antonio, Texas
Interviewed in his downtown office during his 71st year as a practicing attorney, San Antonio civic leader and historian C. Stanley Banks shares his recollections of an Anglo-dominated community of fewer than 100,000 people he...
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American;
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio banker John M. Bennett recalls his historic role as the leader of a two major bombing operations of World War II. Bennett, descended from the Bennett and Armstrong ranching families of South Texas, recalls both the...
Historic buildings--Texas.; Historic buildings--Texas--San Antonio.; San Antonio (Tex.)--Buildings.; Finck Cigar Factory (San Antonio, Tex.).; Finck, Henry William.; Finck, Edward Rheinhold.; Cigars.
Finck Cigar Company, 414 Vera Cruz, San Antonio, Texas Bill Finck is the fourth generation of his family to head San Antonio's Finck Cigar Company and the first to produce machine-made rather than hand-rolled cigars. Having learned the business...
Kishi, Taro.;Japanese Americans--Texans.;Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905.;Farming.
Vidor, Texas Taro Kishi tells of family's economic and cultural transition from medieval Japan to business opportunities in Texas through education and travel. Includes experience during Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905.
United States. Navy. Seabees.; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.
San Antonio, Texas Retired Navy Vice Admiral Wallace Short describes his military career, including work with the Seabees, the Construction Battalion, begun during World War II by Admiral Ben Morull, a Civil Engineer, to build what was needed to...
African American cowboys.; Cowboys--personal narratives.; Horses.
Office of the Tarrant County Black History and Genealogical Society, Fort Worth, TX. Living and working on his own after his mother's death when he was nine years old, John Visor decided that he preferred working with horses over picking cotton to...