Oral History of the Thompson Family

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Oral History of the Thompson Family

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Description

This oral history recalls three generations of Astrodome memories. Wilbur Thompson worked as a parking cashier starting in the mid-1970's. He was at the Astrodome for Astros and Oilers games, as well as the Houston Rodeo and Livestock show, plus various concerts. His children would often come to the Dome when he was working. Joseph Thompson (Wilbur’s son) was a big Astros fan. He and his school friends would attend the games. He thought it was very cool to have a dad who worked for the Astros. Susan Thompson (Wilbur’s daughter) recalls fond memories of spending a day at Rodeo and then going to the concerts each weekend on a $5.00 ticket. The youngest Joshua Hansen (Wilbur’s grandnephew) recalls attending games as a family and being amazed at the size of the Dome. The family agrees that the Astrodome is an important part of their Houston heritage.

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Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

License

Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Selley, Mikaela

Interviewee

Thompson, Susan
Thompson, Joseph
Thompson, Wilbur
Hansen, Joshua

Digital Format

mp4

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