Interview with Early Earp, date unknown
 


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“Interview with Early Earp, date unknown,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 25, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/7291.


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Title

Interview with Early Earp, date unknown

Description

Early E. Earp was born on July 31, 1881 in the Vilas community and Bairds Creek community of Watauga County to Lewis Calloway Earp (b. June 5, 1844 – d. November 11, 1919) and Rebecca Williams Earp (b. May 16, 1861 – d. March 27, 1937). They were farmers and raised a family of 14 children. Many of siblings lived long lives. He parents were originally from Wilkes County and his maternal grandfather was killed in the Civil War. He passed away on December 25, 1988 at the age of 97.

During the interview he talked about early wages, farm work, how crops were planted and how the quantity was determined. He discusses growing sugarcane for molasses, selling wheat for flour, canning vegetables, drying pumpkins, and planting by the signs.

Subject

Earp, Early (1891-1988)--Interviews
Vilas (N.C.)--History--20th century
Vilas (N.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Agriculture--North Carolina--Vilas--History--20th century
Farmers--North Carolina--Vilas--Biography

Date

unknown

Rights

Copyright for the interviews on the Appalachian State University Oral History Collection site is held by Appalachian State University. The interviews are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. Appalachian State Collection 111. Appalachian Oral History Project Records, 1965-1989, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Special Collections, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials, without the written permission of the Appalachian State University, is strictly prohibited.

Format

MP3

Extent

21 pages

Language

English
English

Type

Sound

Coverage

Watauga County (N.C.)

Duration

01:01, Corn shucking

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