Skip to main content

John Randall Peavey - part 02

 Digital Record
Identifier: John Randall Peavey - Part 02


  • Creation: 1981-12-23
  • Creation: 1981-12-28



Covers the 1905-1915 period and the coming of Mexican Revolution 1910-1916. This interview was conducted by Hubert J. Miller in on December 23rd and 28th, 1981.

John Randall Peavey discusses his young adult days—his work as a cowhand, his eyewitness account of Joe Crixell’s murder, and the general atmosphere regarding politics and law and order in the valley in the early 1900s. He talks about the covert movement of the Hidalgo County seat, and instances of racial violence and unrest in Brownsville. Also discusses various instances of election fraud.


2 Items : Interview length 91:49

Language of Materials


Processing Information

Digital transfer completed on 09 September 2013 from the original analog cassette tape.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Edinburg Campus Repository

ELIBR 4.100
University Library
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg TX 78539-2999
(956) 665-2726