Ezell, Mrs Martha V 1968-05-09

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Mrs. Ezell gives a very personal narrative of her experiences as a child while she and her mother lived under difficult and rather primitive conditions in the Pecos Valley along the Texas-New Mexico line. Her information relates almost exclusively to her immediate family, and not much specific data is included.

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Interviewee Name: Mrs. Martha V. Ezell

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Date: May 9, 1968

Location: Stamford, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Antelope herd between Carlsbad and Midland, Burns: treatment with lard, Camped at Midland, Carlsbad, Filed west of Carlsbad, Walked five miles to school, One school building, including high school, Fuel: wood, Cow chips used on plains, Wood from Guadalupe Mts., Little farming, cattle, Raised mules, Traded at Queen, New Mexico, Riding astride, side-saddle, Canal incident, Husband ranched between Carlsbad and Pecos, House: description, Water: domestic uses, Cost of drinking water, Ranch was 1 1/2 miles from Pecos River, Wild horses, Tennessee settlers

Tape 1, Side 2: Mal, Injuries and treatment, Sprained ankle, Doctors in Carlsbad and Pecos, Mr. Ezell attended Simmons College, Stove, Fishing incident, Post office at Orla, Snakebite and treatment, Cemetery in Carlsbad, Crossing the Pecos, Sandstorms, Runaway wagon and team, Son born, Dr. Chandler: Carlsbad, Dr. Bryan: Pecos, Delivery fee, Child's illness and treatment, "Dead" liver and treatment

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