Adams John 1974-05-16

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Early Tulia area farmer John Adams discusses his personal history and farming operations in dairying and swine production.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: John Adams

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Date: May 16, 1974

Location: Tulia, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour, 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Swine raising operation discussed, Family background, early life, Acquisition of land in 1917 recalled, Family discussed, Education described, Comments on early cotton farming and dairying, Importance of dairying, Master Dairy Contest noted, Dairy ration and process of preparing ration explored

Tape 1, Side 2: Ration process continued, Chester Elliff's contribution to dairying cited, Changes in farming, social life noted, Swine operation's origin, development explored, Poland, China breeds cited, Swine ration, swine market discussed, Federal farm loans praised, Anecdote on paying off land, Farming operation in conjunction with dairy, swine operations examined, Importance of daily income reasserted, Poultry production mentioned, Praise given to county agents

Tape 2, Side 1: Concern for water depletion expressed, Discussion of irrigation, Reasons for not raising cotton, Vegetarian services recalled, Registered swine herd and sale of herd to area farmers mentioned

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1917-1974

Bulk Dates: 1917-1974

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