Martin, Mark 1975-01-16,30

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Mark Martin, farmer and former City Council member, recalls early Floydada and agricultural conditions in Floyd County as a whole.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mark Martin

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 16 and 30, 1975

Location: Floydada, Texas

Interviewer: Virginia Varner and David Sessums

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: January 16, 1975, Birth date: (January 29, 1898), To Floyd County, Texas (1919), Marriage (1921), Birth of son (1927), Early businesses in Floydada, Occupations, Floydada City Council (16 years), Martin and Company, Floydada Municipal Light Plant, World War II, Chairman of gasoline rationing board, Pilot for Civil Air Patrol, Advice to young people, Education, January 30, 1975, Birthplace: Cooke County, Texas (January 29, 1898), To Floyd County (1919), Agricultural conditions in Floyd County (1920s), First job, Employment, International Harvester Company, Equipment sold, Irrigation in Floyd County, Wells, Modern farm machinery, Early farm machinery, Irrigation.

Tape 1, Side 2: Changes in farm machinery, Insecticides, Chicago World’s Fair (1933), Steam engine (1890), First auto seen (1907), First airplane seen (1912).

Range Dates: 1898-1940

Bulk Dates: 1898-1934

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