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Part of the beef cattle herd on George Hutton's farm. Pie Town, New Mexico

Mrs. Hutton works in her seedbed. Pie Town, New Mexico

Changing tire at the garage. Pie Town, New Mexico

Homesteaders talk in corner of front yard at all day visiting, Pie Town, New Mexico

Putting out the refreshments, cakes, cookies and lemonade at the square dance. Pie Town, New Mexico

Woman in adobe house, Pie Town, New Mexico

Farm children buying candy at the general store at Pie Town, New Mexico

Sons of Mr. Leatherman in burro-drawn cart, Pie Town, New Mexico

Tie hacker with a broad axe, Pie Town, New Mexico

Fireplace and mantle in adobe home of homesteader. Pie Town, New Mexico

John Adams, homesteader, resting on homemade vehicle on which he is hauling ties down mountain. Pie Town, New Mexico

Public privies, Pie Town, New Mexico

Mrs. Jack Whinery making a fly swatter. These homesteaders never buy anything that they can make at home. Pie Town, New Mexico

Grave and headstone in mountain cemetery. Pie Town, New Mexico

Splitting log which will be cut with broadaxe into ties. Pie Town, New Mexico

The proprietor of the curio shop is also well-known for her needle work. She and her husband were homesteaders. Her husband is now sick and unable to farm. They live in town, renting out their log house and farm to a young couple. Pie Town, New Mexico

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Character of the country near Pie Town, New Mexico

Youngster eating dinner at all day community sing, Pie Town, New Mexico

Tired spectators at the square dance. Pie Town, New Mexico

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

In front of the church during the community sing. Notice the milk can which holds drinking water. Pie Town, New Mexico

Detail of farmer's boots and spurs, Pie Town, New Mexico

Farmer at pie supper in Muskogee County, Oklahoma. See general caption number 24

Farm land. Pie Town, New Mexico

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Washstand in homesteader's log house. Pie Town, New Mexico

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Mr. Keele, merchant and president of the Farm Bureau, making out bill for a farmer. Pie Town, New Mexico

Many parents and young people from the school and nearby communities attend the pie and box supper, given by the school to raise money for additional repairs and supplies. Each box or pie is auctioned off to the highest bidder, sometimes bringing a good deal, since the girl's "boyfriend" usually wins and has the privilege of eating it with her afterwards. Quicksand School, Breathitt County, Kentucky

Many parents and young people from the school and nearby communities attend the pie and box supper, given by the school to raise money for additional repairs and supplies. Each box or pie is auctioned off to the highest bidder, sometimes bringing a good deal, since the girl's "boyfriend" usually wins and has the privilege of eating it with her afterwards. Quicksand school, Breathitt County, Kentucky

Hewing out a tie with broadaxe. Pie Town, New Mexico

Farm woman using songbook as sunshade during dinner at all day community sing, Pie Town, New Mexico

Farm family after evening meal. Pie Town, New Mexico

Pianist at community sing. Pie Town, New Mexico. She and her husband were one of the first homesteaders

Josie Caudill with her toys. Pie Town, New Mexico

Home of Jack Whinery at Pie Town, New Mexico. The original dugout house cost him thirty cents for nails, and took him ten days to build. Since then two small sleeping rooms have been added. The fence was built by Mrs. Whinery after her husband had cut the slats

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

A neighbor who is helping Faro Caudill tear down his dugout. Pie Town, New Mexico

Schoolchildrens' band. Pie Town, New Mexico

Camp of the Caudills while they are moving their dugout. Pie Town, New Mexico

Delivering pie to the young farmer who bid highest. Pie supper in Muskogee County, Oklahoma. See general caption 24

Women at the women's extension club meeting. Pie Town, New Mexico

Schoolchildren, directed by their music teacher, sing at the pie supper. McIntosh County, Oklahoma. See general caption number 24

Mr. Besson, president of the literary society holds the lamp for Mrs. Caudill, secretary, during a song at the literary society. Pie Town, New Mexico

Putting coal in the stove at pie supper in Muskogee County, Oklahoma. See general caption number 24

Faro and Doris Caudill covering up frame garden; large garden is in the background. Pie Town, New Mexico

Farmer, his wife, and brother in close harmony. Pie Town, New Mexico

Beef cattle and windmill on farm of George Hutton. Pie Town, New Mexico

Postmaster and his wife. Pie Town, New Mexico

[Untitled photo, possibly related to: All day community sing, Pie Town, New Mexico]

Farmers eating ice cream. Pie Town, New Mexico

Mr. Besson, formerly an Oklahoma tenant farmer, playing Forty-two at party after literary society. Pie Town, New Mexico

Mr. Keele, merchant and president of the Farm Bureau. Pie Town, New Mexico. Mr. Keele was a merchant in West Texas, went broke during the dust storm years, and came to Pie Town and went into partnership with Mr. Craig in the general store

Changing tire at the garage. Pie Town, New Mexico

Homesteader's daughter giving a recitation at the literary society. Pie Town, New Mexico

Putting out the food for "Dinner on the Grounds" at all-day community sing. Pie Town, New Mexico

Farmer and his younger brother with tractor which has been adapted from truck. Pie Town, New Mexico

Farmer and his brother making music. Pie Town, New Mexico

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Faro Caudill grubbing out rabbit brush. Pie Town, New Mexico

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

Homesteader pumping water which he will haul home from town. Wells require cash to drill and some farmers have not yet been able to drill their own wells. Pie Town, New Mexico

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Reading part of a lesson at Sunday school. Pie Town, New Mexico

Detail of window and ceiling in dugout of Faro Caudill. Pie Town, New Mexico

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Mrs. George Hutton irrigating her garden. The Huttons have ample water at their farm. This was the only irrigated garden seen in the section. Pie Town, New Mexico

Mr. Whinery, homesteader and licensed preacher, reading the Sunday School lesson in the Farm Bureau building. Pie Town, New Mexico. Mr. Whinery donates his services as a preacher to the church

Mrs. Jack Whinery working in kitchen of her dugout. Pie Town, New Mexico

Homemade floater for leveling of land after clearing. Pie Town, New Mexico

Mrs. George Hutton, homesteader, in front of her bookcase. Pie Town, New Mexico

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Farm woman arranging food on table at dinner during all day community sing, Pie Town, New Mexico

George Hutton, Jr., working on his homemade electric plant. Hutton took a correspondence course in electricity and has almost completely electrified all of his father's farm. Pie Town, New Mexico

Farmers and their families enjoying the literary society meeting. Pie Town, New Mexico

Mr. Leatherman driving his burro to a homemade spike-tooth harrow. Pie Town, New Mexico

The Caudills are camping out while moving their dugout nearer their water supply, garden and stock lot. These men are neighbors having a cup of coffee before helping Faro rebuild his dugout. Pie Town, New Mexico

John Adams reading his part of the program at the literary society. Pie Town, New Mexico

Mrs. Besson, homesteader from Oklahoma, with her grandson; her daughter is married to a homesteader. Pie Town, New Mexico

Farmer emptying slush from well which he is drilling with cable tools. Pie Town, New Mexico

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Faro Caudill putting up tent in which his family will live while dugout is being rebuilt nearer well. Pie Town, New Mexico

John Adams stacking up pinon poles which have been taken from the dugout which is being torn down. Pie Town, New Mexico

Measuring off split log to determine where the next split would be. Tie-cutting camp. Pie Town, New Mexico

Farmer speaking at Farm Bureau meeting at Pie Town, New Mexico. All local problems from farm questions to state and county politics are studied at these monthly meetings

Homesteaders sit under the trees at all day Sunday visiting. Pie Town, New Mexico

Feet of dancers at square dance. Pie Town, New Mexico

Farm women getting dinner ready at the all-day community sing. Pie Town, New Mexico

Faro Caudill's father sharpening his knife. This man was a cowboy and rancher in the section before the homesteaders came in. Pie Town, New Mexico

Tractor adapted from truck on farm at Pie Town, New Mexico

Burros and colt which are used for farm work on the homestead farm of Mr. Leatherman. Pie Town, New Mexico

Cutting cakes, dinner of all day community sing. Pie Town, New Mexico

Josie Caudill gathering wild flowers. Pie Town, New Mexico

Wife of a homesteader with her WPA (Work Projects Administration) music class. These children walk eight miles for their music lessons. Pie Town, New Mexico

Mrs. Faro Caudill patching her husband's trousers. Pie Town, New Mexico

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The gasoline pumps at Pie Town, New Mexico