Museum the New Llano Colony

Joe Hough, Jr.


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Job in Colony: In April 1928 the orchard crew included Hewett, Atworth, Bergold, Linkletter, Mardfin, Hough and Gregson.

In June 1928 the orchard crew, including Bergold, Mardfin, Gregson, Atworth, Hough and Rosenberg, were looking after the orchards and picking plums. New trees had been planted, though budding and grafting was to be done later, and crops had been planted between the trees and a new vineyard had been started.

Later that month, Roe and Bergold turned their teams over to Tom Davidson, the farm manager, who was making good use of them in the farm fields.

In June 1928 Tom and Alex Davidson, Hough, Waters, McClurg, Daugherty, Rosenburg, Mardfin, Weislander and Harold Kemp were working hard in the gardens to make up for time lost to rainy days.

In November 1928 the syrup-making crew included: Mardfin, Hough, Bingham, Silberman and Rahn who were topping the cane (cutting the seed off for chicken feed); Comrade Gregson who was feeding the cane crusher; Dixon who was placing the cane upon the feeding table; Ward Shoemaker who was carrying the toppers over to Dixon's platform; and Joe Turner who was doing the evaporating.

In January 1932 he was part of a group including Banks , Whitmer, Thurman, Goeke and George Williams laying new floors in the big concrete building (Roof Garden and theater building) and getting it ready for occupancy.

In January 1932 he and Guy Thomas were "working away like Trojans" at the laundry.   

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Sources: "Llano Colonist": April 21, 1928, June 9, 1928, June 30, 1928, November 10, 1928, January 9, 1932  


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