Memories of Caroline Edwards

This week we have the Indian Pioneer Paper of Caroline Edwards. This Indian Pioneer Paper was recorded by W.P.A. field worker Maurice Anderson on September 13, 1937 at Mrs. Edwards’ residence in Pauls Valley, OK.

I was born in 1873 in Missouri. Father was Ben Archer, born in Tennessee. Mother was Ann Buckles also born inTennessee.

I came to the Indian Territory with my father and mother. We came from Arkansas in a wagon, and arrived near Leon, in the Chickasaw Nation, in the Fall.

There was lots of cotton raised that year, which was 1883. My father got a job picking cotton but there wasn’t much money in those days. After the cotton was ginned at Leon the farmers would have to haul their cotton to Gainesville, Texas to sell it.

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