Listen to oral history interview with Floyd Earle formerly of Duane New York talk about life in the early 20th Century

Listen to oral history interview with Floyd and Estelle Earle formerly of Duane New York talk about life in the early 20th Century in Chasm Falls and about growing hops at the end of the 19th and early 20th Centuries.
Description of schooling, religion, and home remedies. Detailed description of growing hops in Franklin County, New York.

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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 Side 2

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Tape 2

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Audio

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Side 2

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Audio

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