Haggard Family Bowl

This white ceramic bowl was used in the dining room of the Haggard family home in Oklahoma and California. The bowl was obtained as a free gift in a sack of oatmeal or flour. James F. and Flossie Haggard left Oklahoma in 1935 after a fire destroyed their barn and its contents. The keepsake bowl was taken with them in their car and trailer trip to California via Route 66 in 1935. The Haggards and their children, Lillian and James Lowell, made their home near Bakersfield, and James found work with the Santa Fe Railway. Another son, Merle, was born in Bakersfield and began his singing career there.
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Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 3 in x 8 in; 7.62 cm x 20.32 cm
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Gift of James Lowell Haggard, Jr., Merle R. Haggard and Lillian Haggard Hoge
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History