Eschew, Charles 1971-08-18

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Charles, rancher during the 1930s, discusses the government cattle killing program during the Depression.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Charles Eschew

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Date: August 18, 1971

Location: Bastrop, Texas

Interviewer: Harry Krenek

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Cattle shoot during the Depression, Reasons Mr. Eschew sold his cattle, Government's system of inspection and purchase, Price paid for cattle by the government, Method of destroying the cattle, Steers bought by Mr. Eschew described, Disposal of the dead cattle, Use of the meat, Explains change in public opinion toward the program after market improved, Lists people who administered the program, Discusses procedure requiring submitting application to participate in the program

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930s

Bulk Dates: 1930s

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