SEGMENT: RECOLLECTIONS, LAND, & ENVIRONMENT

Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 22

SEGMENT: RECOLLECTIONS, LAND, & ENVIRONMENT,

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LAND
Discussion of Bois d'Arc being grown for posts. Mentions woman who was homesteading who stepped off ground very accurately. Describes selling of some property. (addenda item# 80, see Aikman 7, Clip# 782)
CROPS
Mentions Bois d'Arc nursery. (addenda item# 80, see Aikman 7, Clip# 782)
RECOLLECTIONS
Bert recalls his grandfather setting up the farm. Story of Bert & Ben Lohman trying to get a Mrs. Franks to allow electric company cut down some trees. Story of Mrs. Franks walking everywhere & would not ride in car, except when her husband died & they had to have an "automobile funeral." Mrs. Franks was Scotch, superstitious, & a fine neighbor. Bert couldn't understand Mrs. Franks' mother due to her heavy Scotch accent. (addenda item# 80, see Aikman 7, Clip# 782)
LAND
Mentions how Mr. Franks divided land in his will so no farm his children inherited would ever be fenced in. Bert refers to this as being "Long-Headed." (addenda item# 80, see Aikman 7, Clip# 782)
PESTS
Mentions how fox, opossum & raccoons would kill chickens. (addenda item# 81, see Aikman 7, Clip# 782)