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Document Details


Title: Thelma Rawls Fletcher
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures
Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
Description: Thelma Rawls Fletcher grew up in the Big Bend region of West Texas. The Rawls family owned sections of land on Tascotal Mesa and San Jacinto Peak in the Big Bend. They employed vaqueros on the ranch and had good relations with Pancho Villa and his men during the revolutionary period (1910s). Mrs. Fletcher gives a detailed account of ranch life. She tells about daily chores, hunting, animals, the making of adobe, religious camp meetings, childhood play, and the first telephone line installed in Marfa. She talks at length about her boarding school education at Incarnate Word in San Antonio and the beginnings of Fletcher’s Bookstore in Houston.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Fletcher, Thelma Rawls
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker race: White
Document location: Salado, TX
Document date: 21-Jun-1982
Interviewer: Wilmer, Jane
Locations discussed: North America; San Antonio, TX; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Community; Culture; Local history; North America; Oral history; San Antonio, TX; Texas; Texas--History; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029041-32073