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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Tape 1: Lewis Green recalls the government cattle shoot of 1934, the federal program for plowing up cotton, his experience as an AAA cotton measurer during the Depression and his farm work. Tape 2: He discusses the running of the Darlington Ranch north of Shamrock in the 1920s and 1930s.
MAIN ENTRY: Green, Lewis
DATE OF INTERVIEW: June 20, 1969; May 14, 1977
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Wellington and Shamrock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Donald Green
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour, 25 minutes (total)
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: Cattle Shoot of the 1930s
Shipping cattle to the southeast
Cattle prices
Range conditions
Selecting cattle to be shot
Government prices for cattle
Describes the day of the shoot
Driving cattle to shooting pens
Men who helped with the shoot
Shooting the cattle
Disposing of the carcasses
Canning the meat from some of the cattle
Government regulations for condition of cattle shot
Story about a cow that could not walk to the pen to be
shot
Program for plowing up cotton
Mule plow
Government prices for cotton
Problems during the Depression
Measuring cotton acreage for the AAA
Mr. Green’s farming work
First tractor
Farm purchases
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO Story of buying cheap mules and trading them for
land
Mr. Green’s present farm holdings
Mr. Green’s work to educate himself after he reached adulthood
TAPE TWO, SIDE ONE: Darlington Ranch (December 1921)
Feed yard
Cattle
Jimmy Rawlings
Horse drives
Newmans
Grazing land
Sheep
Cattle
Darlington Ranch (again)
Darlington Loan Company
Walter Darlington
Jimmy Rawlings (again)
Meals
Types of foods
Lamb slaughter
TAPE TWO, SIDE TWO: Green’s nickname
"Kid"
J. H. "Dad" Francis
Bronc riding
John Nolan
Lazy B
Zebach
(Remainder of tape consists of irrelevant conversation)
RANGE DATES: 1921-1940
BULK DATES: 1921-1935
     
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