Charles Imlay oral history recording on Ladd-Reed farm

Title

Charles Imlay oral history recording on Ladd-Reed farm

Description

Charles Imlay oral history recording on Ladd-Reed farm. The Imlay family handled a lot of the Ladd-Reed farm’s grain in the earlier years; storing it, cleaning it and then shipping it to town to be sold. The farm itself produced mainly wheat in the earlier years, but later expanded to producing oats, hay and livestock. Besides this farm Reed also had a farm in the valley that was about 3000 acres. At one point both men believe that Reed owned as many as 14 farms at once. The house on the farmland was run by the foreman; having eight to six rooms and a large kitchen that could fit as many as 40 men at once for a meal. Besides the house there were three different barns for the horses, hogs and cows and a creamery. By 1895 all the livestock had been sold or moved from this main farm to a different, besides the ones used for the creamery. Despite owning the land and farm Charles never recalls seeing Mr. Reed on the farm.

Extent

1 sound cassette (32 min.)

Language

English

Identifier

WCM_OH_438

Rights

In Copyright

Contributor

Lambert, Brent

Date

1974

Format

Audiocassettes