Amos Claycomb’s April 1910 Diary

Friday, April 1, 1910
Worked on fence all day.

Saturday, April 2, 1910
Finished moving fence over to the line this forenoon.  Worked on cyclone cellar this p.m.

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Sunday, April 3, 1910
Staid around the house all day.

Monday, April 4, 1910
Snow storm all the morning and part of the p.m.  Homer took cow over to Richards’ this p.m.  I rode the pony up town after the mail.

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Tuesday, April 5, 1910
Took buggy up town today and had the tires shrunk.

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Wednesday,  April 6, 1910
Drove into Amarillo this a.m. with the pony in 2 1/4 hours.  Went out to the auto races this p.m. and played billiards for a while tonight.  Homer harrowed on steam plowing all day.

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Thursday,  April 7, 1910
Drove home this morning with repaired flange for plow.  Tried to run plow to barn this p.m. but broke the transmission.

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Friday, April 8, 1910
Had steam outfit haul plow to barn this a.m.  Built fence this p.m.

1910 horse in front of shop

One of Amos Claycomb’s photographs of either Wildorado or Amarillo, Texas.

Saturday, April 9, 1910
Rained most of this forenoon.  Had Homer drive up town after some lumber, etc this p.m.

Sunday, April 10, 1910
Rode pony over to Bush this p.m.

Monday, April 11, 1910
Homer harrowed on steam plowing all day.  I worked on the cyclone cellar part of the time.

Tuesday, April 12, 1910
Rained part of the afternoon.

Wednesday, April 13, 1910
Hard rain all of last night with quite a little hail.  Drove the pony to Amarillo this p.m.  Staid with Dr. Hanson tonight.

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Thursday, April 14, 1910
Drove back home this forenoon.  Poisoned prairie dogs with Homer all the p.m.  Killed one rattler with 7 rattles and a button.

Friday, April 15, 1910
Norther with rain and snow today which kept us in the house most of the time.

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Saturday, April 16, 1910
Drove over to Bush this p.m. and ate supper with a party from Amarillo at the Bush’s.  After supper we went over to Harker’s and danced.  Staid all night at Harker’s.

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Sunday, April 17, 1910
Party – Bushs, Harkers, Russells, Miss Becktill, and Armstrong went over to the Frying Pan ranch for dinner and got back about seven o’clock.

Monday, April 18, 1910
Homer and I worked on cellar all day and about finished the frame-work.

Tuesday, April 19, 1910
Drove pony into town this p.m. and took Harker from Bush.  Staid with him at the Amarillo hotel tonight.

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Wednesday, April 20, 1910
Staid in Amarillo all day, looking over seed which I am going to use. Went up to Eagle dance for a short time tonight.  Staid with Dr. Hanson.

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census entry 042110Thursday, April 21, 1910
Drove home this forenoon.  Strong norther blowing all day so bad that we did not work this p.m..  Census man came today.

1910 census wildorado ATC

[I’ll expand this image in a future post.]
Friday, April 22, 1910
Drove team up town after my seed this forenoon.  Homer dragged on steam plowing this p.m.

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Saturday, April 23, 1910
Started planting today and put in about eight acres of Indian corn this a.m.  After dinner Homer and I went over to Richards’ after a load of maize.

kk_revolutionSunday, April 24, 1910
Staid home all day and read.

Monday, April 25, 1910
Started to plant kaffir corn today.

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Tuesday, April 26, 1910
Homer planted kaffir corn all day.

Wednesday, April 27, 1910
Homer planted kaffir this forenoon.  After dinner we all went to Wildorado to see the town lot auction.

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Thursday, April 28, 1910
I planted kaffir corn this a.m. while Homer was repairing a gasoline pump belonging to Nicholson.  Homer planted this p.m. while I shelled some maize from the heads.  Very warm today with strong south winds.

Friday, April 29, 1910
Homer planted kaffir corn all day.  I cleaned seed most of the time.

Saturday, April 30, 1910
Ditto as yesterday.


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