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The Resource Harder than hardscrabble : oral recollections of the farming life from the edge of the Texas Hill Country, edited by Thad Sitton

Harder than hardscrabble : oral recollections of the farming life from the edge of the Texas Hill Country, edited by Thad Sitton

Label
Harder than hardscrabble : oral recollections of the farming life from the edge of the Texas Hill Country
Title
Harder than hardscrabble
Title remainder
oral recollections of the farming life from the edge of the Texas Hill Country
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thad Sitton
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Until the U.S. Army claimed 300-plus square miles of hardscrabble land to build Fort Hood in 1942, small communities like Antelope, Pidcoke, Stampede, and Okay scratched out a living by growing cotton and ranching goats on the less fertile edges of the Texas Hill Country. While a few farmers took jobs with construction crews at Fort Hood to remain in the area, almost the entire population--and with it, an entire segment of rural culture--disappeared into the rest of the state. In Harder than Hardscrabble, oral historian Thad Sitton collects the colorful andfrequently touching stories of the pre-Fort Hood residents to give a firsthand view of Texas farming life before World War II. Accessible to the general reader and historian alike, the stories recount in vivid detail the hardships and satisfactions of daily life in the Texas countryside. They describe agricultural practices and livestock handling as well as life beyond work: traveling peddlers, visits to towns, country schools, medical practices, and fox hunting. The anecdotes capture a fast-disappearing rural society--a world very different from today's urban Texas
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/287061
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.F6365
LC item number
H37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
F394.F6365
NAL item number
H37 2003
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas heritage series
Series volume
no. 6
Label
Harder than hardscrabble : oral recollections of the farming life from the edge of the Texas Hill Country, edited by Thad Sitton
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-290) and index
Contents
1. Introduction : Lost Worlds -- 2. Homeplaces -- Lay of the Land -- Chores -- Gardens, Home-Use Field Crops, Fodder Crops -- Domestic Livestock -- Fishing, Hunting, Trapping, and Gathering -- Medical Self-Help and Town Doctors -- 3. Money Crops -- Cotton and Other Crops -- Cash-Crop -- Livestock -- Minor Money Crops -- Part-Time Cash Labor for Others -- Peddlers and Country Stores -- Visits to Town -- 4. Settlements -- Country Schools -- School Entertainments -- Family Visits -- The Sporting Life -- House Parties and Dances -- Neighbors Helping Neighbors -- Churches and Religious Life -- 5. Modernizations and the Takeover -- Communication Breakthroughs -- Roads and Automobiles -- Government Programs and the Takeover -- Epilogue : Sixty Years Afterward -- Appendix : The Fort Hood Oral History Project
Control code
52757453
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 297 p., [65] p. of plates
Isbn
9780292702387
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003016597
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)52757453
Label
Harder than hardscrabble : oral recollections of the farming life from the edge of the Texas Hill Country, edited by Thad Sitton
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-290) and index
Contents
1. Introduction : Lost Worlds -- 2. Homeplaces -- Lay of the Land -- Chores -- Gardens, Home-Use Field Crops, Fodder Crops -- Domestic Livestock -- Fishing, Hunting, Trapping, and Gathering -- Medical Self-Help and Town Doctors -- 3. Money Crops -- Cotton and Other Crops -- Cash-Crop -- Livestock -- Minor Money Crops -- Part-Time Cash Labor for Others -- Peddlers and Country Stores -- Visits to Town -- 4. Settlements -- Country Schools -- School Entertainments -- Family Visits -- The Sporting Life -- House Parties and Dances -- Neighbors Helping Neighbors -- Churches and Religious Life -- 5. Modernizations and the Takeover -- Communication Breakthroughs -- Roads and Automobiles -- Government Programs and the Takeover -- Epilogue : Sixty Years Afterward -- Appendix : The Fort Hood Oral History Project
Control code
52757453
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 297 p., [65] p. of plates
Isbn
9780292702387
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003016597
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)52757453

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