Davis, Jeff 1971-07-13

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Jeff Davis comments on his long association with the livestock industry.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jeff Davis

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Date: July 13, 1971

Location: Sterling City, Kansas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives account of his activities in army during World War I, After discharged from army started raising cattle and sheep, Went broke during 1922 depression, In 1925 paid off debts, Began ranching business, Discusses depression of 1922, Entrance into commission business described, Comments on depression programs

Tape 1, Side 2: Remembers several droughts, Problems with livestock rustling were not prominent in area, Explains his work as cowboy, Early schooling recalled, Talks about family background, More details about drought of 1916 given, Notes experiences during early farming life, Stories of struggle between settlers and Indians recited

Range Dates: 1916-1925

Bulk Dates: 1916-1925

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