Julia Nail Moss


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

1 hour

Tape Number

No. 864

Transcript Number

No. 864

Length of Transcript

46 pages

Interview Number

No. 864

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