Woodward, Burch 1971-07-22

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Burch Woodward discusses the drought and Depression of the 1930s, particularly the government program for killing cattle.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Burch Woodward

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 22, 1971

Location: Fort Stockton, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 30 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Cattle shoot during the Depression, Women taught to can meat, Procedure for classifying the cattle, Some shipped, some killed, Prices paid for the cattle, Sheep also killed, Woodward’s opinion of the program, Reasons for selling the cattle, Procedure followed in selling the cattle, Sheep were skinned, Disposal of the slaughtered cattle, Care of horses during the Depression, Woodward’s father’s ranching experiences mentioned, Drought of 1916-18, Father’s ranching career discussed, Comparison of present conditions with those of the 1930s, Bank gave father $15 a month to operate the ranch, Men worked for 50 cents a day.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1916-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1930s


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