Ott, Mr and Mrs Ira 1975-10-23

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The Otts discuss their family and arrival on the South Plains, and Ira Ott relates his service in World War I.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Ira Ott

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: October 23, 1975

Location: Hereford, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 00:42:28 (42 minutes, 28 seconds)


Tape 1, Side 1:Mrs. Ott’s background, Reasons for coming to Texas, Cotton farm described, Mr. Ott’s background, Arrived on South Plains from Wisconsin (1910), Immigrant car, Farm described, Halley’s Comet, Crops—sorghum, Relatives, Problems with German ancestry during World War I, Military service in infantry, Hardships of wartime, Assignments, Armistice, Return to states delayed, Final discharge and return to Texas, Married and farmed outside Hereford, Texas, Effects of Depression,

Tape 1, Side 2: blank

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Access Information

Original Recording Format: open audio reel

Recording Format Notes: digitized March 2018

Transcript: no

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