Jeffus, Phillip H 1971-06-06

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Phillip Jeffus recalls droughts and other weather conditions in the Detroit, Texas area in the early 1900s. He provides interesting farming details as well.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Phillip H. Jeffus

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Date: June 6, 1971

Location: Detroit, Texas

Interviewer: Mrs. Betty Sandlin

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Hauling water for livestock, Effect of drought on farming, Cotton production (1900), Necessity of hauling water for personal use, Discusses cattle disease and cattle feed, Ostensible effect of drought on area vegetation, Family diet described, Food prices rise with import of food from the North, Reasons for rise in land prices (1911), Farming near Plainview Texas, Ranch work in Terry County recalled, Improved conditions for cattle in the sand hills, Experiences traveling on Texas railroads, Recollections of drought in the 19th century, Saw "Snow in June" (1923), Traces weather patterns (1900-1910), Anecdote: Dan Waggoner, Recollections of Oklahoma emigration going east, Anecdote of a particular traveler.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1900-1923

Bulk Dates: 1900-1923

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