Chalk, Mrs Walter 1969-06-11

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Mrs. Chalk recalls her life on the Pitchfork Ranch, including social life and entertainment, D. B. Gardner, and ranching operations.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Walter Chalk

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Date: June 11, 1969

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David B. Gracy

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Parties at the Pitchfork and 6666 Ranches, Mrs. Chalk - early life and marriage, D. B. Gardner - manager of the Pitchfork, Driving and road hazards, Mrs. Chalk's leisure-time activities, Mr. Gardner's library, Mrs. Chalk - move to Paducah, Texas, Education, Walter Chalk - education, goes to work, Pitchfork Ranch - gardens, driving and shipping cattle, employees, water supply, hunting, camps, Social life and entertainment - dances

Tape 1, Side 2: Ranch hospitality and guests, Relationship with neighbors, Spur Inn at Spur, Texas, Changes in social life, Visiting friends and neighbors, Ranch chores - laundry and wood-cutting, Electricity on the ranch, refigeration, Influenza epidemic - 1918, Drought and shipping cattle - 1918, D. B. Gardner - personality and physical type, Walter Chalk's job on the ranch, Changes after Gardner's death in 1928

Tape 2, Side 1: Entertainment on the Ranch, Revivals, Horse-breaking, Mr. Foster - changes in ranching operations

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1918-1969

Bulk Dates: 1918-1969

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