Oral history of Malone, NY late 19th and early 20th Centuries

Social history of Town of Malone NY in the late 19th & early 20th Century. Oral history of Malone NY

Mr. Floyd Earle

28/10/2011

 

Floyd A. Earle 1887-1974

& Estelle M. Earle 1890 – 1978     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Floyd Earle & Henry Curtis

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TAPE 1        

   Track 1                                                                                               Page 5

Growing up in Chasm Falls New York; stories about the early 19th Century in Chasm Falls; description of family home and decor; description of farm and buildings;

farm work; refers to Owls Head as “Ringville”; more on farming and taking care of horses; raising sheep.

Track 2                                                                                         Page 30

Selling wool from the sheep; raising chickens; Cock fighting and fighting roosters and gambling; raising and slaughtering pigs; more on farming in Chasm Falls, NY;

farm crops raised; growing hops; hop kilns; details of raising and harvesting hops;       

TAPE 2                                                         

Track 1                                                                                                            Page 54

 

More details on raising hops; picking hops; details on the operation of the hop kiln; Other hop yards in the area; hop disease and treatment; more on growing hops; attending school; childhood entertainment and playing; family diet; making butter and cottage cheese.

Track 2                                                                                         Page 77       

Discussion of grains raised in Chasm Falls; Wescott’s General Store in Chasm Falls; more and family diet; clothing; family home remedies;

Social life and parties in Chasm falls; Annual holiday celebrations; crops raised for family consumption; Card games; moving to Duane NY.

 

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Tape 1

Side 1

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Tape 2

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Mr. Floyd A. Earle

24/09/2011

Mr. Floyd A.Earle

1887 – 1974

 

Chasm Falls, Town of Malone, NY

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