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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Polk City (Fla.)"
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Harris Fussell at his ranch

Harris Fussell at his ranch

Date
1983-05
Description
Eight color slides. Fussell was from Georgia, and had been ranching in Florida since the 1940s. For an interview with Fussell, see S 1576, box 11, tapes C83-111/112.
Collection
Interview with rancher Harris W. Fussell

Interview with rancher Harris W. Fussell

Date
1983-05-07
Description
Two audio cassettes. Fussell, a rancher, was born three miles north of Polk City in a log cabin. In the interview, he discusses his family's background in ranching and hunting; people in his community working doing roadwork for one week a year in order to pay their taxes; raising cattle and hogs; no fence laws; branding and ear marks; the introduction of new types of cattle; differences in dress between "cowboys" from the west and those in Florida; tools used in Florida ranching; cattle dogs and horses; selling and marketing cattle; and transporting cattle to market. In addition, he also talks about the foods they ate while traveling such as smoked bacon and sweet potatoes; ways in which they entertained themselves including music, frolics, and square dancing; and his views on hunting and conservation.

 

 

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Harris Fussell at his ranchHarris Fussell at his ranchStill ImageFieldwork
Ranching
Draft animals
Cattle
Occupational groups
Landscape
Ranchers
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a_s1576_11_c83-111Interview with rancher Harris W. FussellSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Local history
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Ranch life
Ranches
Animals
Livestock
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Fences
Cattle
Cattle brands
Livestock brands
Performers
Ranchers
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