John R. Moore
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Lifelong resident of Big Bend area.
Summary of Interview
Part of Big Bend National Park Oral History Project discusses social life among residents of Big Bend before and during acquisition of property for national park; recalls feasibility study by park system; effects of drought and overgrazing of livestock; destruction of family home by park service; offers her opinions on park service preservation policy, predator control; effect of Depression on ranchers' decisions to sell their land; family's governess; contact with Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 1930s.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
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Interview with Julia Nail Moss by John R. Moore, 1994, "Interview no. 864," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.