Baker, George 1971-07-22

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Mr. Baker, then state representative, discusses the government cattle killing program during the Depression and the development of the gas industry in Pecos County.

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Interviewee Name: George Baker

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Date: July 22, 1971

Location: Fort Stockton, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Reasons for establishment of the government cattle killing program, Overstocking because of shipping cattle into area, Lack of freezing facilities, Poor quality of meat, Price paid by the government for cattle, Recalls people who worked with the program, Hoe Matthews--government field man, Described conditions after the drought was broken in 1935, Mineral development in Pecos County, Natural gas wells in the area

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

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