Oral History Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, May 23, 2012

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Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, life-time Denton resident and owner of Weldon's Saddle Shop. The interview includes Burgoon's experiences as a child in Denton, his genealogy, and Denton city and country history. Burgoon gives details about area rodeos, schooling in Denton, his summer job mowing lawns, experience with country living, and other various jobs including leather-working and tooling. He talks about the lack of shotgun shells and metal bathtubs during the Second World War, the courtship and marriage of his wife, the Cowboy Turtle Association, selling hand-made goods at rodeos, the Dallas Sportatorium, and professional wrestling. The interview also includes ... continued below

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114, [88] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.

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Fox, Lisa A. & Burgoon, Charles Weldon May 23, 2012.

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  • Main Title: Oral History Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, May 23, 2012
  • Added Title: It's a Fair Gathering

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Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, life-time Denton resident and owner of Weldon's Saddle Shop. The interview includes Burgoon's experiences as a child in Denton, his genealogy, and Denton city and country history. Burgoon gives details about area rodeos, schooling in Denton, his summer job mowing lawns, experience with country living, and other various jobs including leather-working and tooling. He talks about the lack of shotgun shells and metal bathtubs during the Second World War, the courtship and marriage of his wife, the Cowboy Turtle Association, selling hand-made goods at rodeos, the Dallas Sportatorium, and professional wrestling. The interview also includes the opening of Burgoon's saddle shop and western store, Harpool's Farm Store, changes in his saddle shop, and the involvement of his daughter in the saddle shop. Burgoon talks about his son's college years and move to California, rental properties and the effect of the recession, and his thoughts on work ethic. It includes an appendix with photographs, a list detailing the images, and an article on The North Texas State Fair and Rodeo.

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114, [88] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.

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"It's a Fair Gathering" is an article written by DJ Taylor for the Summer 2011 Retrospect of the Denton County Historical Commission.

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  • May 23, 2012

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Fox, Lisa A. & Burgoon, Charles Weldon. Oral History Interview with Charles Weldon Burgoon, May 23, 2012, book, May 23, 2012; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306990/: accessed July 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.