Oral Histories

Ruby Ray Tangreen Zufelt

b. 1908

Ruby Zufelt

From the sixth to the eighth grade, we were there on the ranch. School was in the old Fuller house about two and a half miles away.

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Dad went away to work and mother rented a house uptown for ten dollars a month, which some people had just moved out of. She set us up at the town site, where we could get to school comfortably, and I went to school that year. Took the eighth grade just to get to go.

Q. Was that LaSal?

A. Yes. Next year, just about the time school started, Uncle Charley came by and Dad went with him to go find work. They went over out of Denver. Then he wrote and said if we wanted him to support us, we’d have to come where he was. We got the corn harvested. We had this big field of corn. Dad had worked for Prewer, up to LaSal, during the summer. I guess he borrowed Prewer’s equipment, because he had a plow with handles that you followed with the reins around your neck. But he had a riding attachment, a seat and two wheels. Well, I plowed about twenty acres with that, then one day it caught on a big old bush I had to get out. While I was pulling the bush out from the plow, there was a rattlesnake in the rear of it. I had to walk back to the house to get a shovel to kill the rattlesnake.

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