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Ada Lee Richmond Chisum, born on 21 July 1908, relates the story of her grandparents moving to Texas in the late 1800's. Her father worked for the railroad in Yoakum. All the children were born in Yoakum. She tells of early McAllen, the soldiers stationed in McAllen, Richmond Plumbing Company, the Great depression, and the Old Timers Club. She died on 22 May 1996.
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Interview conducted on 20 June 1987 by Robert E. Norton. Digital transfer completed on 21 October 2013 from the original analog cassette tape. Hidalgo County Historical Commission.
Rio Grande Valley Oral Histories Collection; Ada Lee Richmond Chisum, 1987/06/20. ELIBR-0027. University Library, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX. Accessed via https://scholarworks.utrgv.edu/rgvoralhistories/78