Gainer, Milton A 1969

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Milton Gainer discusses his family and history of McCulloch County, particularly the town of Rochelle. He includes information on farming, ranching and government livestock shootings in the 1930s. His brother-in-law, Richard Moseley, discusses his birth and family.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Milton A. Gainer

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Date: 1969

Location: Rochelle, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Grandfather's Civil War experiences, Father's career and early life, Move to McCulloch County 1893, Early road conditions, Lawlessness in early days, Farming - cotton crop in 1900, Rebuilding of courthouse in Brady, Economy and agriculture of McCulloch County, Early horse raising and ranching, Old Soldiers Water Hole recalled, McCulloch County Land and Cattle Company, Agriculture - 1920s, Government livestock shooting in 1930s described, Sheep and cattle slaughters, Consolidation of schools in county, Early Rochelle - businesses and settlement,

Tape 1, Side 2: Dugouts described, Rochelle - settlement, McCulloch County Land and Cattle Company owner,s Richard Moseley (?) [brother-in-law] - born in log cabin 1887, Family background, Ranching and ranch owners, East Sweden community, Families, Gainer store - history and early owners, Rochelle banks, First automobiles in Rochelle, Hauling lumber for buildings, Anecdote about price of axle grease.

Range Dates: 1887-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1900-1930s

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