DeLoach, Jimmy 1969-09-18

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Jimmy DeLoach, a grandson of C. C. Slaughter, recalls the history of the Slaughter family and their ranching interests. He also relates some information concerning his own farming activities on the South Plains.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jimmy DeLoach

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Date: September 18, 1969

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Roy Sylvan Dunn

Length: 2 hours, 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Divisions of Slaughter Ranch, Scraped-Out Division - 37,000 acres, Separation of divisions, Kirk and John Anna Dean, Mrs. Dean raised on headquarters, Death of Mrs. Hiley Boyd, Hiley Boyd, C. C. Slaughter, Jr., Bob Slaughter, Slaughter Family biography, Two layers of children, Mrs. Joe Dick Slaughter, Mrs. Eloise Hill, Scrapbook, Col. Slaughter's memorabilia, Social life in Dallas, Children and grandchildren, Col. Slaughter's move to Dallas, The Stout Rider, Sale of Long S Ranch, George Slaughter saves the ranch, George Slaughter, Ranch land in hands other than Slaughter heirs for the most part, Tom Veal in Roswell, New Mexico, Death of C. C. Slaughter - 1918, George Slaughter struck by lightening, Capsule division of the land, Slaughter letters - advises sons , (Looking through the Slaughter Collection), Fine breed stock out of Roswell

Tape 1, Side 2: Mrs. Kirk Dean, Lazy S Ranch, Registered Lazy S Brand - August 24, 1894, Hereford cattle only, George Slaughter's death, Mr. Delilah's mother, Youngest in family, Idolized her father, Married - 1913, Col. Slaughter's wife died - 1928, Photographs inside Slaughter home, Cattle drives, Pete Slaughter, Corporation formed - 1904, Dissolved after death of Col., Old Slaughter house, Family squabble, Sale of land by Soash - 1909, Dr. Veal, Gourdvine Ranch, Col. Slaughter's death - 1918, Mr. DeLoach's farm, 4,400 acres, 1/3 of the feed; 1/4 of the cotton, Furnished houses, Delta Airlines - sprayers, Mr. DeLoach's early career

Tape 2, Side 1: No previous experience tenant farming, Dust Bowl Days, Whiteface, Texas, founded, Lazy S - Long S, Tax problems on the ranch, Col. Slaughter's start, Land right-of-way, Land colonization on South Plains, Natural gas systems, Irrigation, Diesel fuel, Tractors, Main problem today - help, Cost of irrigation

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1904-1969

Bulk Dates: 1904-1969

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