Price, Mr and Mrs Bayne 1973-02-15

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The Prices recall their childhood in Terry County and describe the life of those times. They also recall M. B. Sawyer, a former employer of Bayne Price (whose father was a county clerk), and his family, as well as early farming in the Brownfield area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Bayne Price

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 15, 1973

Location: Plains, Texas

Interviewer: Quenelle Flache

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Bayne Price, Early family life, Move to Terry County (December 25, 1900), West Texas anecdote, Gomez, Texas (1900), Father’s career, Blacksmith (1900), Doctor Gaines, Brother born (June 26, 1903), School years, Brownfield, Texas (1904), Will Dixon, County Clerk, Agriculture on the Plains, First cotton in Terry County planted by father, Recreation, Prairie fires, Terry County prairie fire, 100 mile burnout, Destruction, Family history, Joe and Betty Brown, parents of Mrs. Price, Early mail routes, Newspaper, Plowing, Homesteading, 400 head of mules, Brownfield, various homes.

Tape 1, Side 2: Agriculture, Cane sugar, sorghum and molasses, Description of candy making, Early ranch life, S. D. Myers saddle, Doctors on the South Plains, Dr. Gaines, Anecdote, Dr. Griffin, Home remedies, Weather, 1961 snow storm (30 inches), 1918 blizzard, Railroad, Terry County, Ceremony, Transportation, Horse and buggy, Mrs. Bayne Price, Groceries and cooking, Butchering, Bayne Price, Father’s occupation, Terry County Clerk (1906), Mrs. Bayne Price (again), Amusement and dances, Snap game, Drop-the-handkerchief, Singing hymns.

Tape 2, Side 1: Monroe Brown Sawyer, Rock salt, Purchased land from Marshall and John Kendrick, Worked for M. B. Sawyer as a ranch hand, M. B. Sawyer (again), Incident of runaway horses, Stacking feed, Branding, Personality, Family, Anecdote, Boots, Wages, Crops, Cattle, Wolves in the area (Terry County), M. B. Sawyer (again), Children, Relationship with father.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1900-1961

Bulk Dates: 1905-1961

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