Childress, J K 1968-05-24

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J. K. Childress, manager of Peerless Pump Division of the FMC Corporation, discusses irrigation around Plainview from the 1930s to the 1960s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: J. K. Childress

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Date: May 24, 1968

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Don ___

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Peerless Pump Division, Irrigation financing, Federal Land Bank, Contract agreement, Banks in Plainview, Turn key jobs, Services, Crop mortgage, Cost, Successful years, Electric pump motors, 1930s, Manufacturers, Stringer Company irrigation project, 1938, Callahan County school land development, Pump engines, Gasoline power, Continental engine, Natural gas power, Changes in fuels, Irrigation financing (again), Interest rate, 1935-1968, Length of loan agreements, Extensions, Irrigation growth, 1930s, New power sources, Peer pressure, Community prices, Role of irrigation in development

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920-1968

Bulk Dates: 1937-1952

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