Bertrand, Margaret 1981-08-13

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Mrs. Bertrand discusses life in the community of St. Francis.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Margaret Bertrand

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: August 13, 1981

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: James Seuseney

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: J. C. Berg, To Texas from Illinois, German, Winemaking 1920s and 30s, Grapes, Background, Arbor, Photographs discussed, Irrigation, University of Texas program, Photographs (again), House, People pictured, Sausage making, Process, Slaughter, Usually done in December or January, Blocking, Lard, Primary salt packing, Wash and resalt, Wash, dry, wrap, and hang, Sausage ground, seasoned and stuffed, Seasonings used, Fry and can, Specialty sausages, Blood sausages, Liver sausage, Head cheese, Process, Sack sausage, Mince meat, Preservation, Seal in lard, Storage in silo, Hang in cellar, Brine water, 1930s, Mrs. Bertrand, Background, Beer making, Wine making, Prohibition, Government expropriation (1942), Parents move to Canyon, Marriage (1943), St. Frances sausage festival, Parish sausage making, Background for festival, Fundraiser (1930s), Church condemned (1934), Rebuilt, World War II, 1960 festival resumed, Numbers in attendance, Home baked bread, Depression, Garden, Milk, Sold Cream and eggs, Hogs, Feeding

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920-1960

Bulk Dates: 1920-1943

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