Easley, Oscar 1972-03-22

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Oscar Easley, Deaf Smith County farmer and businessman, discusses his personal history and career.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Oscar Easley

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Date: March 22, 1972

Location: Hereford, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background information recalled, Moved to Hereford in 1920, Drought in Hardin County--1912-13, Describes hand-dug silo, Winter of 1918 discussed, Raised wheat in Hereford area in 1920s, Farming near Hereford in the 1930s, "Suitcase" farmers discussed, Explains extent of irrigation in 1920s, Depression cattle shoot program remembered, Process of "salting down" tumbleweeds for cattle feed described, Expresses attitude toward farmers' oil cooperative, Experiences in recovering from Depression, Used Italian "prisoners of war" labor on Deaf Smith County farms, Feedlot business examined, Marriage and family mentioned

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1912-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1912-1930s

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