Crowell, Erbin 2011-03-08

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Erbin Crowell talks about growing up in Canadian, Texas and the various jobs he held before he retired in the 1960’s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Erbin Crowell

Additional Parties Recorded: Dorothea Crowell

Date: March 8, 2011

Location: Canadian, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 01:26:35


Background, Born at Hemphill County, Taught in school, Studied at West Texas State University, Father’s occupation, Incident with Indians, Cotton farming, Drought and produce farm Recollections of childhood, Mother’s illness, Cross country cattle drive, Dust storms of 1930’s, Worked during summer, Farming equipment

After High School, Work scholarship, Other jobs, Work as a teacher

Various jobs held, Department of agriculture, Men took photos of every acre, Measured every field in every county, School tax collector, Farmer credit manager, Contributions and re-organization, Stint in the army, Basic training at Virginia,

Work at Producers Credit Association (PCA), Credit examination, Recollections of board meeting, Job responsibilities, Never had a foreclosure, Reasons for leaving, Clients, Business model, Future income based loans, The farm crisis,

Other recollections, Fishing at Corpus Christi, Texas, Canadian in the 1920’s, Railroad town

Canadian in the 1920’s, Transformation to business town, Saturday town, Banks, Robert Ralph Young born in Canadian, Merging of banks

Family background, Children, Oldest son died of cancer, Youngest son was a mechanic, Fate of youngest daughter, Fate of oldest daughter

Dorothea, Born in Oklahoma, Born in 1934

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: disc copy available to listen in Reading Room

Transcript: no

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