Garrison, S L 1984-11-01

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S. L. Garrison from Hereford, Texas, discusses farming in Lubbock, Castro, and Deaf Smith Counties.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: S. L. Garrison

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: November 1, 1984

Location: Hereford, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: S. L. Garrison, b: Detroit Texas, Early farm days (1924), Reasons why, Farming, Terry County, School days, Sandstorm (1926), Cotton farming, Lubbock County (1928), Farming, Education, Farming (again), Cotton and milo , Ginning, Education (again), Texas Tech (1936), Farm animals, Dairy and egg production, Education (again), Texas Tech (again), Agriculture, Landscape, Occupation (circa 1940), Wilson Poultry and Egg.

Tape 1, Side 2: Occupation (continued), Vocational Agriculture Department, Union High School teacher (1941), Assistant county extension agent, Lamb County Texas, Vocational agriculture department (again), Assistant county extension agent (again), 4-H programs, Conservation before irrigation, Military service, Army (1944), Training troops, Counter intelligence corps, Food and agricultural branch, Farming (again), Equipment, Irrigation, Cotton, Cotton harvest, Hand laborers, Mechanizations (1951), Overproduction, Hart, Texas (circa 1953), Land purchase.

Tape 2, Side 1: Irrigation (again), Lubbock County (early 1950s), Land purchase, Herring Estate, Land purchase, Cotton farming, Northern expansion, Competition with sugar (1963-1964), Production problems, Milo and sorghum, Hybrid sorghum, Seed business, Silo construction, Corn production (1972 or 1973), Starch mill, Dimmitt Wheat Growers Organization, Lawsuit settle (1983), Frito Lay Company, Contract acreage, Texas Corn Growers Association, Irrigation, Innovations, Water supply, Water Conservation District, Lubbock Texas, Well spacing.

Tape 2, Side 2: Well spacing (continued), Ogallala aquifer, Water recovery system, Tail water systems (1950s), Garrison's tail water system, Texas Sugar Beet Growers Association, Hereford Texas, Demand production, Holly Sugar mill (1963), Irrigation, Seed business, Sorghum, Moving out of Lubbock, Single crop versus several crops, Cattle industry.

Range Dates: 1924-1984

Bulk Dates: 1924-1984

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