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Howard and Etha Merz, Oscar Weisz interview
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TitleHoward and Etha Merz, Oscar Weisz interview
Date of Original1996-24-02
CreatorFisher, Brian
Creator RoleInterviewer;
DescriptionAn interview with Howard and Etha Merz, and Oscar Weisz for the KPOK Bowman Radio-Thon for the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. Howard, Etha, and Oscar talk about their family history, droughts, surviving the dirty 30s and hard winters, farming with horses, starting to farm with tractors, ranching, shipping cows from Rhame and Marmarth, and bootlegging.
General SubjectAgriculture
City & Town Life
People
Social Life & Customs
Weather
Subject (LCTGM)Interviews
Reminiscing
Depressions
Droughts
Farming
Tractors
Horseback riding
Horses
Ranchers
Ranches
Cattle
Cattle herding
Cattle
Cattle ranches
Prohibition
Stills (Distilleries)
Winter
Snow
Personal NameMerz, Howard
Merz, Etha
Weisz, Oscar
LocationBowman (N.D.)
Marmarth (N.D.)
Rhame (N.D.)
Bowman County (N.D.)
Decade1990-1999
Item NumberPTRM-30
Format of OriginalAudio cassettes
Transcription"Howard Merz and Oscar Weisz, Family history, hard winters in 1930s, rural schools, Drouth started in 1931 and ended in 1938 and how people lived and fed animals. 1936 crop planted, none harvested. Yield of grain in 30s and 1942. Prices cattle early years and today. Government bought cattle cheap in drouth years. Ball teams for entertainment. People more social in drouth years"—Handwritten on tape 30.
Repository InstitutionPioneer Trails Regional Museum
Credit LinePioneer Trails Regional Museum (PTRM-30)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationPioneer Trails Regional Museum
12 First Ave. N. P. O. Box 78
Bowman, ND 58623
701-523-3600
dpearson@ndsupernet.com
LanguageEnglish
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09
Digital IDdmPTRM30
Media StandardMPEG Audio
Duration00:55:18
Audio Tracks2 track stereo (unmixed)
Data Rate128 kbps
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