Bickley, Bob 1977-07-12

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Bob Bickley discusses agriculture in the Pecos Basin.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bob Bickley

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Date: July 12, 1977

Location: Pecos, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born in Merkel, Texas, McMurry College, Anderson-Clayton Company, Purchasing Texas Cotton Industries (1948), Financing crop production, Irrigation districts, Pump farming, Water availability, Longer staple cotton, Pecos-Balmorhea area, Anderson-Clayton, Short-term crop production loans, Insurance companies, Farming costs (1948), Expansion, Allotments, Post-World War II, Land available, Production changes, Increasing costs, Gasoline prices

Tape 1, Side 2: Gasoline, Production costs, Western Cotton Oil, Gins, Mills, Seed supply, Pecos Growers Gas Company, Trans Pecos Cotton Association, Farming benefits, Bracero Program, Feeding facilities (1970s), Alternate crops, Anderson-Clayton, Disposal of area holdings (1968)

Range Dates: 1948-1970s

Bulk Dates: 1948-1970s

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