Baker, Artie 1968-06-03

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Artie Baker recalls the beginning of irrigation and the banking business during the Depression in the Lockney, Texas area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Artie Baker

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Date: June 3, 1968

Location: Pecos, Texas

Interviewer: Don Green

Length: 1 hour, 5 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: First National Company of Lockney formed, ca. 1930, Hard times during Depression, Loans made to wheat farmers, Anecdote about "honest" farmer, Loans to put in irrigation systems begun, 1930, Interest in irrigation, Irrigation pump business begun, 1932 or 1933, FHA and RFC financing, Equipment obtained, Operation of equipment, Gets FHA financing for loans, Promoted loans for irrigation systems in 1930s, Interest and terms, Begins to get competition, Drilling rigs - drilling irrigation wells

Tape 1, Side 2: Financial difficulties in the 1930s, Baker businesses, Anecdotes about banking business during 1930s, Bank problems, Bank survived the Depression, Bank policies, Baker Mercantile dissolved (1942 ?), Baker moves to Pecos area

Range Dates: 1930-1940s

Bulk Dates: 1930-1940s

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