Gooch, W D 1968-05-01

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n interesting and exceptionally informative tape. Mr. Gooch discusses, in depth, ranch cooking and the Slaughter Ranch. A great deal of data as well of local color is included.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: W. D. Gooch

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Date: May 1, 1968

Location: Crane, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical material, Farmhand wages, Windmilling on Longs, Wages, Amount, Size of mills, Rounding up cattle, Size of Slaughter Ranch, Slaughter's Son-in-law incident, Plum Creek Dam, Sour Dough incident, Making sour dough bread, Description of "Wheeler", Length of time to build dam, Ranch foreman and wagon boss, Chuck box lid incident, Burning cow chips, Christmas docking incident, Slaughter and mule incident, Naming of wells, Slaughter filing on sections, Rustling.

Tape 1, Side 2: Quicksand, Getting cows out, Characteristics, Crossing incidents, Loco mare, Amarillo, Log cabin at Palo Duro, The Draft, American Legion work, Army cooking, Stations in U.S.A., Trip to France, Sub chasers, Traveling across France, Crane - 1927, Cafe work, Working for meals, Hauling groceries for Crane, Water, Hauling, Cost, Sheriffs, First judge, Constable, Clerk.

Range Dates: 1927-1968

Bulk Dates: 1927-1968

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