Alexander, John D 1982-10-20

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John Alexander discusses farming in the New Mexico, Pecos River area and his career in the oil industry.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: John D. Alexander

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Date: October 20, 1982

Location: Carlsbad, New Mexico

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: W. T. Miller, Pecos River area, Farming, Mont Clair, New Mexico, Founded (1910), General store, Oil boom (1947), Post office, Pecos River, Dam, Mentone, Texas, Draft, Homesteading (New Mexico), Mineral rights, Water, Horses, Marketing

Tape 1, Side 2: Climate (1915-17), Water, Ingredients, Springs, Swimming, Porterville, Texas, Drainage, Population, Transportation, Dixieland, New Mexico, Shipping pens, Cattle roundup (1929), Father retires, Farming (Pecos River), Salt, Irrigation, Springs, Artesian Wells

Tape 2, Side 1: Farming (Pecos River) (continued), River riders, Flooding, Ranger, Texas, Oil boom, Drilling, Production, Oil Industry, Technological innovation, Cable tools, Accidents, Hijacking, Rangers, Sulfur mines, Stock sales, Oil, Coca-Cola

Tape 2, Side 2: Stock sales (continued), Well fire, Shooter, Wink, Texas (1927-28), Bootlegging, Gambling, Pack rats, Work horses, Burkburnett, Texas, Mud, Kilgore, Texas, Soup kitchen, Oil industry (1920s), Cars, Trucks, Post World War I, 1930s Depression, Layoffs, Oil and Gas Journal

Range Dates: 1910-1982

Bulk Dates: 1920-1930s

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