Boyd, Vivian and Floyd 1987-06-04

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Vivian Boyd discusses the Wichita Resettlement Project in the Vernon-Wichita Falls area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Vivian and Floyd Boyd

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Date: June 4, 1987

Location: Iowa Park, Texas

Interviewer: Richard J. Mason

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, b: Vernon, Texas; 1905, To Iowa Park, Texas; 1937, Family, Parents: F. Bell, Siblings, Grandfather: H. A., To Texas, Farmland, Childhood memories, Camping at the Creek, Traveling, Cotton crop, Harvest, 1910s, Traveling (again), Anecdote: Trip to Wheeler, Texas, Boll weevil, Cotton harvest (again), Pleasant Valley Community, School, Wichita Resettlement Project, Trip to check out land, Improvements included in deal, Purchase process, House, Community meetings, House (again), Death of son, Community meetings (again), Topics discussed, Community House, Store, Purchase process (again), Sizes of farms available, Farming, Wichita Farms, Crops raised, Equipment used, Neighbors, Irrigation, Water quality, Well, Crop planting, Mortgage payments, Off farm employment, Number of farms, Successes and failures, Maintenance coordinator, Community meetings (again), Weaving instruction, Improvements included in deal (again), Cream and egg sales, Community store (again)

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1860-1987

Bulk Dates: 1937-1987

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