SEGMENT: FARMHOUSE, LIVESTOCK, & NON-FARM WORK
James N. Price>UIS Collection N-R>UIS Collection N-R, Segment 7
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- One of his jobs as a child was to haul wood for the two heating stoves, which burned every day till 8
- Got up at four a.m. to milk cows and set the cans to cool. Sold milk from about 1906 to 1921.
- NON-FARM WORK
- Farmers sent milk and vegetables into town to sell to oil field workers in the 1930's boom. Price worked there for a couple of years & is father went to work there in 1921.
- Automobiles could only be used in the dry summer because there was no antifreeze. They spent the winter up on blocks. Horses were used most of the year.
- FAMILY BACKGROUND
- Old farmstead farmhouse was remodeled and added on to after mother died in 1921 to house grandparents and three children who stayed to farm. Older two children married and moved away. Dad went to work for Big 4 Oil.