W.R. Bowers Oral History

Interviewed by TPWD on August 29, 1997, W.R. Bowers discusses his work while in the CCC at Davis Mountains State Park. He talks in this interview about his duty assignments—repairing equipment and helping to construct an electric highline from Fort Davis to Indian Lodge. Bowers recalls hauling the poles from Marfa to the site and when the line was completed volunteering to climb the pole to flip the switch: he turned on the power to Indian Lodge in 1938.

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