Applewhite, G C 1980-10-15

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The Applewhites discuss the early settlement of Floyd County and early farming modes utilized in the Lockney area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: G. C. Applewhite

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Date: October 15, 1980

Location: Lockney, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Unintelligible

Tape 1, Side 2: Entertainment, Farming, History, Cotton, Drought (1890), Prairie fire (1905), Covered wagons, Prairie dog towns, Jackrabbit drives, Lobos, Bounty hunters, Coyotes, Snow storm (1906), Winters (1918), Anecdotes, Lakes, Rain, Hail damage, Transportation, Hank Smith, Rock Smith, Freighting, Shipping points, Lumber, Dugouts, Fortenberry family, Farming began (1915), Wheat, Tractors, Freegrass

Tape 2, Side 1: (Tape two: 1 hour), Automobiles (1910), Antelope, Water supply, Wells, Irrigation, Sand storms, "Black blizzards", Anecdotes, Static electricity, Irrigation, Electricity (1941), Wind charger (1930s), Cattle shoot, Kerosene lamps, Housewife's duties, Combines, Hardships, Medical care, Doctors, Midwives, Illnesses, Homes

Tape 2, Side 2: Lockney, Texas, School teachers, Transportation, Bathtub, Cattle slaughtering, Neighbors, Cooperative efforts, Hog killing, Farming, Funerals, Grain storage, Farmers' co-ops, Gas prices, Tractors, Mule teams, Mechanization (1930), "Rummy" tractor, Livestock, Mules versus horses, Comparison, Anecdotes

Range Dates: 1890-1941

Bulk Dates: 1890-1941

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