Trostle, Mrs T E 1968-06-22

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Mrs. Trostle, a Texas Panhandle pioneer, discusses various aspects of growing up in Wheeler County, including several incidents.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. T.E. Trostle

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 22, 1968

Location: Lela, Texas

Interviewer: Don Green

Length: 1 hour 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical material, Circumstances of marriage location, Parents’ biography, Wheeler location (1886), Crops planted and technique, Biographical material (again), Stage route stand location, Educational background—home study, Mother’s education, Hardships, Lack of neighbors, Nearest neighbors, Prune & Asylum incident, Cane growing (1890s), Planting box, Number of acres, Harvesting, Raking, Husband’s work, Shelton Ranch work, Boundaries of ranch, Northern boundary, Ownership of land and filing, Shelton’s name, Biographical material.

Tape 1, Side 2: Biographical material (continued), Type and number of cattle owned, Crops grown, Seed sources, Threshing, Riding fence, Fence incident, Cotton seed feed, First experience with cotton, Wheeler County cotton, First crop (1905), Shamrock, Texas.

Tape 2, Side 1: History of Section 47, Railroad camp, First Post Office, Discontinuance of Exum Post Office, General store, Town lot sale—E. L. Woodley (1903), Early businesses, Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Naming of Shamrock, Description of House (Stage Stand), Roofing materials, Location, Location of sod house, Reasons for building sod house, Hauling points for lumber, Location of sheep pens, Wolves.

Tape 2, Side 2: Sheep drive conditions, Method of driving, Shinnery patches, Teamwork, Cow in a bog, Mobeetie tornado (1899), Sandstorm conditions (1890s), Lightning incident (1906), Wet years (1904-1906), Illness incident, Isolation from neighbors, Closest neighbors, Reading habits, Magazine subscriptions, Frequency of mail delivery, Pickle eating incident.

Range Dates: 1886-1910

Bulk Dates: 1886-1910

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