John R. Moore
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Lifelong resident of Big Bend area.
Summary of Interview
Part of Big Bend Park Oral History Project; biographical data including service in Women's Air Service Project (WASPs) and Women Army Corps during World War II and years as school teacher; her perspective on family life and hardships in Big Bend area during the Depression; death of father during Spanish influenza epidemic, 1919-20; mother's life in Big Bend area during Mexican Revolution; Depression-era purchase and slaughter of family's cattle by U.S. government; social segregation of area's Anglo and Hispanic communities; detailed description of parent's cow-camp residence in Rosillos Mts.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
1 hour and 10 minutes
Length of Transcript
Interview with Jane H. Bright by John R. Moore, 1994, "Interview no. 849," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.