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Somervell County Heritage Center - Interview of Jim Shackelford (1996)

Paluxy Valley Archives & Genealogy Society

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    In 1996 the Somervell County Heritage Center (now known as The Paluxy Valley Archives and Genealogy Society) building observed its 100th anniversary. As part of the celebration, Glen Rose's seventh grade Language Arts and Texas History class undertook a project in which they interviewed the county's "old timers" about life in the pre-nuclear-power-plant era. In this interview, Timothy Caldwell interviews Jim Shackleford, whose family settled and farmed the area generations ago. Shackleford spent most of his life in Somervell County, and recounts tales of rural life, his childhood friends and heroes.