Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Piercy, Mrs. Erma
DATE OF INTERVIEW: December 6, 1972
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Turkey, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Duncan Muckelroy
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 40 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Mrs. Piercy describes the JA Ranch milk and meat house as she remembers it from her days on the ranch with her husband, from 1905 to 1933.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: 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 ONE, SIDE TWO 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