Couch, J E 1977-07-06

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On Tape 1, J. E. Couch explains the problems with the Pecos River and the efforts to solve these problems. On Tape 2, he discusses the problems with farming and labor. On Tape 3, he talks about ranching and the operation of the Red Bluff Water Control District.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: J. E. Couch

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: July 6, 1977

Location: Pecos, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 2 hours, 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Parents, Born near Greenville, Texas, Father, Education, Teacher, Cattle, Pecos River, Born (August 25, 1908), Salt Cedars, Imported, Pecos River, Residents, Compact, Gypsum

Tape 1, Side 2: New Mexico, Red Bluff, Dam loan, Salt problems, Pecos River, Water leakage

Tape 2, Side 1: Mother, Education, Teacher, Grandmother, Education, Teacher, Mexican-Americans, Pecos River, Sugar beet disease, Farming, Vegetables, Labor, Plowing, Cotton, Labor problems

Tape 2, Side 2: Labor problems (continued), Wages, Creating work, Weeds, Artesian well, Labor problems, Profit loss, School, Land damage, Cattle drives, Father cattle, Brangus cattle, Mesquite

Tape 3, Side 1: Mesquite (continued), Grease wood, Black brush, Grazing grasses, Leasing ranch property, Steer county, Cattle auctions, Railroad shipping, Screw worms

Tape 3, Side 2: Father, President, Red Bluff Water Power Control (1933-1935), Red Bluff Water Control District, Cost, Father, Cotton gin, Loss of arm, Red Bluff Water Control District, Compact, Engineers, J. C. Wilson, Emil Rassman

Range Dates: 1908-1977

Bulk Dates: 1908-1935

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