Black, James E 1972-03-23

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James E. Black and J. P. Roberson, Jr., Hereford area farmers and ranchers, discuss their careers and the growth of Hereford from the early 1900s to the present.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: James E. Black

Additional Parties Recorded: J. P. Roberson, Jr.

Date: March 23, 1972

Location: Hereford, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Anecdote about a 20 pound watermelon, Boom in Summerfield, Texas, recalled, 1901-1903, Pioneer conditions described, Discusses wildlife on the Plains, Methods of acquisition of land, Farm life economics and weather examined, Prairie fire recalled, Effects of World War I in Hereford, Nature of work on farm discussed, Depression and resulting misuse of the land, Sandstorms recalled, Cattle shoot program described

Tape 1, Side 2: Cattle shoot program (continued), Notes results of irrigation and government soil problems, Anecdote about a trip to Yellowstone National Park, Praises self-sufficiency of the farm, Family biographical information given

Range Dates: 1901-1972

Bulk Dates: 1901-1972

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