Booker, E E 1981-03-21

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E. E. Booker, retired electrician and Lubbock Implement Company employee, describes his life as a child on a cotton farm near Lubbock, along with the changes made in farm technology and in the city of Lubbock itself.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: E. E. Booker

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Date: March 21, 1981

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Delmar Hayter

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Booker, E. E. background, Born Hill County, Texas, April 12,1919, Parents' origins, Move to West Texas, Pulling cotton, Sandstorm 1926, Introduction of cotton sleds, Move to Lubbock 1927, Drought/Great Depression, Agricultural Administration Act, Repercussions, Longs work hours, Family quit farming 1935, Mother ill, Booker, E. E. (again), Copping cotton, Job at dairy, Graduated high school 1939, Electrician job under Rural Electrification Act, Irrigation, First well in Lubbock 1936, Automotive pump, Booker, E. E. (again), Air Force 1942-1945, Job with Lubbock Implement Co., Farm equipment, Hydraulic tractors, Underground irrigation, 80 horse power tractors, Fertilizer/weed control chemicals, Sprinkle irrigation

Tape 1, Side 2: Booker, E. E. (perspective), Modern farming, Economical farming, Location, Lubbock, Texas (1927), Brick streets, Boulevards, Change in Lubbock, reasons, Texas Tech University, Oil, Cattle, Change in labor, Manual labor, Cotton strippers, Booker, E. E. (speculation), Farming future, Larger farms, Co-ops, Fewer individual farmers, Lubbock future, Booker, E. E. (speculation), Retirement

Range Dates: 1919-1981

Bulk Dates: 1930-1946

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