Green, Lewis

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In the first interview, Lewis Green recalls the government cattle shoot of 1934, the federal program for plowing up cotton, his experience as an AAA cotton measurer during the Depression and his farm work. In the second interview, Lewis Green discusses the running of the Darlington Ranch north of Shamrock in the 1920s and 1930s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lewis Green

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: June 20, 1969; May 14, 1977

Location: Wellington and Shamrock, Texas

Interviewer: Donald Green

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes total


Tape 1, Side 1: Cattle Shoot of the 1930s, Shipping cattle to the southeast, Cattle prices, Range conditions, Selecting cattle to be shot, Government prices for cattle, Describes the day of the shoot, Driving cattle to shooting pens, Men who helped with the shoot, Shooting the cattle, Disposing of the carcasses, Canning the meat from some of the cattle, Government regulations for condition of cattle shot, Story about a cow that could not walk to the pen to be shot, Program for plowing up cotton, Mule plow, Government prices for cotton, Problems during the Depression, Measuring cotton acreage for the AAA, Mr. Green’s farming work, First tractor, Farm purchases.

Tape 1, Side 2: Story of buying cheap mules and trading them for land, Mr. Green’s present farm holdings, Mr. Green’s work to educate himself after he reached adulthood.

Tape 2, Side 1: Darlington Ranch (December 1921), Feed yard, Cattle, Jimmy Rawlings, Horse drives, Newmans, Grazing land, Sheep, Cattle, Darlington Ranch (again), Darlington Loan Company, Walter Darlington, Jimmy Rawlings (again), Meals, Types of foods, Lamb slaughter.

Tape 2, Side 2: Green’s nickname "Kid", J. H. "Dad" Francis, Bronc riding, John Nolan, Lazy B, Zebach, (Remainder of tape consists of irrelevant conversation).

Range Dates: 1921-1940

Bulk Dates: 1921-1935

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