Audio Recording Milk River Wagon Train, end-of-journey interview with its leaders at the Stockman Bar, Malta, Montana, part 3

Milk River Wagon Train; Interview at Stockman's Bar

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Title
Milk River Wagon Train, end-of-journey interview with its leaders at the Stockman Bar, Malta, Montana, part 3
Contributor Names
Young, Kay, 1931- (Collector)
Crummett, Michael, 1948- (Collector)
Hasler, Bud (Interviewee)
Young, Billy (Interviewee)
Wilson, Perry (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Malta, Montana, September 3, 1979
Subject Headings
-  Wagons
-  Horses
-  Wagon trains
-  Ethnography
-  Field recordings
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  United States -- Montana -- Malta
Genre
Ethnography
Field recordings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Notes
-  Index data: Part 3 of a 4-part interview with Bud Hasler and Billy Young, leaders of the 1979 journey by the the Milk River Wagon Train, joined at 23 minutes elapsed time by Perry Wilson, recorded in the Stockman Bar and Steakhouse, Malta MT; in some segments Bud and Billy talk at the same time as Bud (probably one to each of the two fieldworkers; stereo separation is very slight): Bud talks about taking care of environment and relationship of wagon teamsters and land owners; fieldworker Kay Young tells about children picking up litter during wagon train journey; Kay young on the wagon wreck; Bud Hasler says that as the wagon train nears town, one has to be concerned about having things stolen; fieldworker Mike Crummett says that last year, Bud was presented a reclining chair at the Nut and Gut Feed; Billy says the distance from Dewey Hart's cabin to Malta [the length of the trail ride] is 90 miles; Mike, Bud, and Billy talk about Billy getting bucked off; Billy recites a poem; Bud remembers stories about "Old Billy Spencer," good bronc rider, heard a noise in the coulee, Model T at night, lights had failed, driver asks, "do you know anything about lights," Billy replied, "yes I do, they are an awful good thing to have," and then rode off; Bud says Bill Spencer died "out there feeding cattle"; Bud's mother served him coffee in the morning laced with whiskey; Billy tells about Rock Island [Plow Company, in Illinois], the first wagon made, mention Studebaker wagons, Climax wagons; discussion in response to fieldworker Kay Young's question about source for the wagons on this trail drive, Bud talks about fixing up old wagons; Billy calls Perry Wilson to join the conversation; Bud notes that the folklife project can increase awareness of the wagon trains; [very short interruption in recording at about 25:50 elapsed time]; conversation about the wreck on the trail drive; Bud explains about chains under wagons, to prevent breakage from strain when team pulls the wagon; Perry tells about a time that the reach bolt pulled out of the reach [element in the wagon understructure that connects the front and rear wheel assemblies], the chain saved a wagon from breaking, "I had 120 bushels of wheat on the wagon," talks about maneuvering the team; Bud on Perry and bucking horses; Perry explains that age 80, he no longer goes on the wagon train; more back and forth conversation.
Medium
7-inch reel
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20488
MBRS shelflist: RXA 0974
Field project identifier: MT9-KY-R18
Source Collection
Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Online Format
audio
Original Format
sound recording

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Credit line: Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Young, Kay, Michael Crummett, Bud Hasler, Billy Young, and Perry Wilson. Milk River Wagon Train, end-of-journey interview with its leaders at the Stockman Bar, Malta, Montana, part 3. Malta, Montana, September 3, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20488/.

APA citation style:

Young, K., Crummett, M., Hasler, B., Young, B. & Wilson, P. (1979) Milk River Wagon Train, end-of-journey interview with its leaders at the Stockman Bar, Malta, Montana, part 3. Malta, Montana, September 3. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20488/.

MLA citation style:

Young, Kay, et al. Milk River Wagon Train, end-of-journey interview with its leaders at the Stockman Bar, Malta, Montana, part 3. Malta, Montana, September 3, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20488/>.

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