Piercy, Mrs Erma 1972-12-06

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Mrs. Piercy describes the JA milk and meat house, now at the Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, as she remembers it from her days on the JA Ranch with her husband, from 1905 to 1933.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Erma Piercy

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 06, 1972

Location: Turkey, Texas

Interviewer: Duncan Muckelroy

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Husband employed on JA Ranch 32 years, Lived on ranch from 1905 until 1933, Description of milk and meat house, Meat put into sacks and hung from ceiling, Other furnishings of milk room discussed, Crocks in milk room covered with cloth, Former cook and his wife recalled, Various camps on ranch listed, Personal biographical information, Further discussion of milk and meat house furnishings, Describes meat block, cleaver and saw, Various residents of JA Ranch named, Typical day on the ranch included much riding.

Tape 1, Side 2: Different personalities associated with JA Ranch characterized, Home at line camp described, Son’s deafness explained, Spring dance was yearly event, Mentions Wyatt Heisler as possible source of information, Storage room for food separate building.

Range Dates: 1905-1972

Bulk Dates: 1905-1933

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