Piercy, Mrs Erma 1972-12-06
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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