Braley, Joye Mills 1983-03-16

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Mrs. Braley, a retired schoolteacher, reminisces about her life in the Texas Panhandle prior to World War I.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Joye Mills Braley

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Date: March 16, 1983


Interviewer: James R. May

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Birth--Clay County, Texas, Panhandle, Parents moved to Panhandle in 1902, Discussion of trip to Panhandle, Difficulty of crossing swollen creeks, Description of house, Family life, Number of family members, Panhandle (again), Physical description of area, Problems with transportation, Description of neighbors, Lived within close proximity to neighbors, Education, Recollection of school, Age at time of enrollment, Types of reading material, Land, Description of features of land, Buildings constructed, Heating devices, Usage of bachelor stoves, Farms, Production of maize and capricorn, Wheat popular in World War I, Discussion of milk cows and horses, Summertime activities, Revivals, Singings, Wintertime activities, Dances, Education (again), Age of students in school, Educational levels, Parents encouraged education, Completed high school at Bellview

Tape 1, Side 2: Farms (again), Discussion of harvesting season, Work done on farms, Machines used, Importance of tractors, Transportation, Recollections of first car--Model T, Education (again), Attended college, Graduated with a degree in English and speech, Roads, Discussion of their condition, World War I, Effect on Panhandle area, Husband entered service, Rations on sugar and floor, Change in farm prices, Teaching career, Taught in Canyon, Texas, Recollections of other schools, Lost job during Depression, Continued to teach to put her daughter through school

Range Dates: 1900-1940

Bulk Dates: 1900-1920

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