Baker, Mr and Mrs Dorsey 1969-07-11

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Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Baker discuss the Baker family business in Lockney, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Baker

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Date: July 11, 1969

Location: Lockney, Texas

Interviewer: Don Green

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical information, Accepting produce for goods, Disposition of goods: chickens, eggs, cream, butter, Taking cedar posts to Amarillo, Coming of the railroad to Lockney, Use of kerosene, Chickens and coops, Advertising prices for produce, Buster Brown shoes, Mrs. Baker as unofficial banker, Dorsey Baker's first jobs, Establishment of prices for produce, Selling bones and hides, Wholesale grocery business, Delivery of goods, Trading schedule--heavy days, Weather a factor, Weekends best, Sunday trade just as good, More trade in dry year, less charging, No reason given, Sale of railroad certificates, Mrs. Baker's purchase of land, Mrs. Dorsey Baker--bookkeeping

Tape 1, Side 2: Went out of grocery business--1930, Hardware store and dry goods store, Threat of law suits, Baker Investment Company, Settling with creditors, Borrowing from Reconstruction, Finance Corporation, Baker's bought the bank, First National Company formed, Conversation between Dorsey and Jesse Jones, James a Baker--not a politician, No labor problems, Training of several future bankers, Payment of debts

Range Dates: 1930-1969

Bulk Dates: 1930-1969

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