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An interview with Dennis Burks
Burks, Dennis, 1918- ,
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OH 0013 BUR
 
Title An interview with Dennis Burks
Creator Burks, Dennis, 1918- ,
Description [The Oral History Collection consists of taped interviews of long-time residents. This oral history interview was conducted by Miriam Breckenridge; and was editied by Ginger Piotter, sandraHofferber, and Clara Spiegal; and was transcribed by Claudia Walsworth., This is a very detailed Oral History of the sheep business in the early 1900's when people were homesteading in Southern Idaho after water had been obtained because of the Jerome Water Project in 1909. It covers the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934 and gives a very thorough picture of sheep life and all things associated with that life. Topics of discussions include: feding sheep on a paved highway; shipping sheep to market; homesteading on the desert of southern Idaho; land dispute with the Utah Construction Company; ranching families; the Flat Top Sheep company; Senator John thomas; Dennis Burk's first job; pulling sheep camp; lambing; sheeep herders; the depression years and hard times; ethnicity of the sheep herders; the Perine Bridge; the work of sheep ranching; the Tillamook fire; Rodgerson, Idaho; moonshine; sheep ranching while going to college; sheep grazing and environmentalists; ranch labor; and wool.]
Identifier OH 0013 BUR
An interview with Clyde Bacon
Bacon, Clyde. 1911 - .
An interview with Clyde...
Oral history sound reco...
OH 0017 BAC
 
Title An interview with Clyde Bacon
Creator Bacon, Clyde. 1911 - .
Description [The Oral History Collection consists of taped interviews of long-time residents. This oral interview was conducted by Miriam Breckenridge; transcribed by Claudia Walsworth and Gloria Roach; and edited by Miriam breckenridge, Connie Grabow, Sandra Hofferber, and Clara Spiegel., Clyde came early to the Snake River Plains and lived there when they were just finding water and people used railroad lines to plow down the sagebrush. He used a Derrick Team to stack his hay before the 'swather' was invented. He raised turkeys and sheep.His pioneer spirit comes through in this Oral History about early sheep farming and farming in general. Topics of discussion include: the Bacon family, Clyde's father and grandfather in the sheep business; various properties in southern Idaho; the Reservoir ranch; Clyde bacon's introduction to sheep ranching; clearing the land at Reservoir Ranch; haying operations on Clyde's father's ranch; raising turkeys; more bacon family business; dividing the T. C. Bacon property; Ketchum and Sawtooth Basin area as sheep country; trucking and shipping lambs; trips to the lamb markets; making the sale at lamb markets; wool; the wool warehouse cooperative; the future of the sheep business., Snake River Plains]
Identifier OH 0017 BAC
An interview with Clyde Bacon
Bacon, Clyde. 1911 - .
An interview with Clyde...
Oral history sound reco...
OH 0017 BAC
 
Title An interview with Clyde Bacon
Creator Bacon, Clyde. 1911 - .
Description [The Oral History Collection consists of taped interviews of long-time residents. This oral interview was conducted by Miriam Breckenridge; transcribed by Claudia Walsworth and Gloria Roach; and edited by Miriam breckenridge, Connie Grabow, Sandra Hofferber, and Clara Spiegel., Clyde came early to the Snake River Plains and lived there when they were just finding water and people used railroad lines to plow down the sagebrush. He used a Derrick Team to stack his hay before the 'swather' was invented. He raised turkeys and sheep.His pioneer spirit comes through in this Oral History about early sheep farming and farming in general. Topics of discussion include: the Bacon family, Clyde's father and grandfather in the sheep business; various properties in southern Idaho; the Reservoir ranch; Clyde bacon's introduction to sheep ranching; clearing the land at Reservoir Ranch; haying operations on Clyde's father's ranch; raising turkeys; more bacon family business; dividing the T. C. Bacon property; Ketchum and Sawtooth Basin area as sheep country; trucking and shipping lambs; trips to the lamb markets; making the sale at lamb markets; wool; the wool warehouse cooperative; the future of the sheep business., Snake River Plains]
Identifier OH 0017 BAC
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