"Turkey in the Straw with Variations" by John Stone

This recording forms part of the WPA California Folk Music Project, which was a New Deal ethnographic field collection of song and sound documenting the music and lives of California immigrants, Dust Bowl refugees, as well as decedents of the men and women that were the first to settle the northern rural region of the state.   

On August 5 and 6, 1939, fiddler John Stone (pictured) performed for music collecter Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California.

Source: National Archives