Davis, Miles 1985-10-02

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Miles Davis discusses the evolution of the dairy industry during the past 60 years.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Miles Davis

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Date: October 2, 1985

Location: Borger, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Davis family moves to Slide Community, 1927, Family dairy farm, Location, Operation, Milk sales, Processing and bottling, Other dairy operations in Lubbock area, Small dairies take up bottling, Leftwitch stores, Anecdote: Mullins family worked during depression, Milk delivery, Making buttermilk, Milk delivery (again), Mud problems

Tape 1, Side 2: Mud problems, Anecdote: getting wagon stuck in ditch, Feeding diary cattle, Cream line, Area dairies (again), Homogenization, Cleanliness, Fly control, Daily cleaning procedure, Dairy inspectors, Daily schedule of Davis children, Milking, morning, School, Milk, evening, Storage of milk, Ice box, Bottle disposal, Area homes and barns, Slide reunion, Older residents

Tape 2, Side 1: Landslide, Dodd dairy, Change in location, Family moves to town, Demise of small dairies, Transport changes, Changes in diary business during 1930s, Electricity, Lighting, Refrigeration, Paved roads, Processing, Pasteurization, Making buttermilk, Sale of milk products, Dodd dairy (again), Views of dairy industry, Surplus milk, Use

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1919-1985

Bulk Dates: 1927-1950

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