Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Easley, Oscar
DATE OF INTERVIEW: March 22, 1972
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Hereford, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Fred Carpenter
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 30 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Oscar Easley, Deaf Smith County farmer and businessman, discusses his personal history and career.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Background information recalled
     Moved to Hereford in 1920
     Drought in Hardin County--1912-13
     Describes hand-dug silo 
     Winter of 1918 discussed
Raised wheat in Hereford area in 1920s
Farming near Hereford in the 1930s
     "Suitcase" farmers discussed
Explains extent of irrigation in 1920s
Depression cattle shoot program remembered
Process of "salting down" tumbleweeds for cattle feed
     described
Expresses attitude toward farmers' oil cooperative
Experiences in recovering from Depression
Used Italian "prisoners of war" labor on Deaf Smith County
     farms
Feedlot business examined
Marriage and family mentioned
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Blank
RANGE DATES: 1912-1930s
BULK DATES: 1912-1930s