Bartlett, Vernon 1974-05-07

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Vernon Bartlett, longtime resident of Lubbock County, discusses general farming practices.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Vernon Bartlett

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Date: May 7, 1974

Location: Abernathy, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background discussed, Harvested father's crops, Remembers selling the crops, Comments on cotton growing in the 1920s, Mentions cotton harvesting, Relatives helped with labor, Moved to Lubbock County in 1928, Water situation recalled, Tells about insect problem, Schooling traced, Discusses cultural practices, Remembers weather conditions of 1920s, Notes farm implements used, Continues discussion of relatives, Used mules and horses on the farm, Mentions the Farm Bureau Gin

Tape 1, Side 2: Continues discussion of Farm bureau Gin, Remembers the REA, Talks about windmills and wells, Got a tractor in the fall of 1936, Planted maize, Planted cotton and soybeans, Carries crop insurance, State opinions on weather controls, Uses chemical products, Comments on farm labor, Water depletion mentioned, Explains reasons for move to Lubbock area, Names crops planted, Weeds discussed, In 1957 planted first crop of narrow-row maize, Lists farm machinery used

Tape 2, Side 1: Continues list of farm machinery, State opinion of central ginning concept, Irrigation practices discussed, Talks about planting seed, Mentions new ideas used, Comments on hired labor

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920s-1957

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1957

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