Burt, Mrs Matt 1975

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Mrs. Burt and her sister, Eddith Farris, discuss the lyme kiln built by their father.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Matt Burt

Additional Parties Recorded: Eddith Farris

Date: circa 1975

Location: Junction, Texas

Interviewer: Frederica Wyatt

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Kiln, Constructed (1908), Soldout (1914), Dimensions, Capacity, Location, Covering, Duration of fire, Uses of lyme, Construction, Whitewash, Mortar, Buildings made with lyme, Lyme rocks, Size, Source, Color, Old Krieg Taylor, and Dillard Staff Home (1869), Purpose of the kiln, Hodges Company, Original maker of the kiln, Andrew Austin, Missouri, (November 12, 1860), Kimbell County,Texas, (June 1937), [Gap of silence], Andrew Austin (again), Menard County, Made lyme in the fireplace, Type of opening at the bottom of the pit, Aunt Eddith Farris, Childhood memories of the kiln, Standing watch, Neighbors gathered around the kiln fire, Picnicking around the kiln, Mrs. Matt Burk, Memories of the kiln, [Silence then the tape resumes], Mrs. Burk (again), Singing around the kiln, [Silence then the tape resumes], Lyme kiln (again), Additional information, Length of the cooling process of making lyme, Transportation of the lyme, Use of oak

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1880-1930

Bulk Dates: 1910-1920

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