Ollie Marshall Adams spent his working life as a machinist in the huge railroad shops in Marshall, beginning with his apprenticeship at age 17 in 1927. Adams recounts the economic and social impact the now-closed railroad complex...
Anderson County (Tex.).; Palestine (Tex.).; Cotton.; Salt industry and trade--Texas.; Railroads--Texas.; Amusements.
Palestine, Texas Palestine native Henry Davenport recalls his hometown's prominence through most of the 20th century when it flourished as a cotton center, a player in the East Texas oil boom of the 1930s and as a major rail and industrial center.
Nederland (Tex.).; Beaumont (Tex.).; Dutch--Texas.; Dairy Farming.; Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Texas.
The son of Dutch immigrants, Rienstra discusses family history, the settling and history of Nederland, Texas in the early 20th century, including the oil business, his family's dairy farming and the Ku Klux Klan which was active in the Beaumont...
San Marcos (Tex.).; Peddlers and peddling.; Aquarena Springs (San Marcos, Tex.).; Motor buses.; Greyhound buses--History.; Road materials--Texas.; Zachry, Henry Bartell, 1901-1984.
Nicola discusses commerce in the San Marcos area during the early 20th century, including the entrepreneurial spirit of his mother, transportation, formation of Aquarena Springs and the first bus line.