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E. F. Craig, a one-time ox driver and oil field hand, relates an excellent sampling of practical jokes and oxen commands, employing humor. Many of his experiences occurred in the South, mainly Louisiana.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: E. F. Craig

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: May 14, 1968

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Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Bridge construction, Wages, Oil field at Mansfield, La., Mule skinner, Roughnecking, 1917 - Union strike, Drafted, The Army, Crane, Texas, 1929, Roads, Cost of water, Heating, Cost of domestic help, Ox teams, Handling, Yoking, Weight, Lumber hauling, Commanding oxen, Command calls, Loading logs, Drilling in Texas, Number of wells, Amount of oil, gas, Value of well, Running cars on oil, Amusing comments on the town, Practical jokes: Lizards in pants

Tape 1, Side 2: Announcing a death, Shortening a pair of pants, Sizing a hat, Filling a pipe, Chaining pants, Nailing shoes, Painting boots, Shoes on a guy wire, Irishman and sheep, Louisiana, Mormons, Short history, Local organization, First annual Mormon Conference, Baton Rouge police protection, Elders shave their heads and suffer

Range Dates: 1929-1968

Bulk Dates: 1929-1968


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