Baker, Artie 1969-06-10

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Artie Baker further discusses his career, with special emphasis on the years spent at Lockney at Baker Mercantile Store and the Lockney National Bank.

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Interviewee Name: Artie Baker

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Date: June 10, 1969

Location: Pecos, Texas

Interviewer: Don Green

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: James A. Baker, family history, Start in grocery business, Baker Family, Mrs. James A. Baker, family history, Steve Ratliff (Mrs. Baker's father), Location of S. Ratliff's grave, Artie Baker's first jobs, Artie Baker's work in the store, Incident with salesman, Selling of coal oil, New Year's Resolutions, Artie Baker as boss

Tape 1, Side 2: Death of James A. Baker, Income Tax trouble, Buying and Trading land, Incident with Higginbotham, Banking, Incident in Dallas, Artie Baker and Lockney National Bank, Mr. Lynn Talley and Mr. Collier, Playing golf with another Banker, Grain business in Lockney, Grain elevators

Tape 2, Side 1: Cotton Business, Mercantile Business in the 1920s, Exchanging produce for goods, Marketing the produce, Fred Arbee Restaurants, Baker Mercantile Company--Massachusetts Trust, Depression Days and Baker Mercantile, Depression and the Bank, Man in Taos, New Mexico, and the beans, Giving away beans at the bank, Irrigation business, Lockney Christian College

Tape 2, Side 2: Governor Talley and Artie Baker, Irrigation Business, Incident at El Paso Bank

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