Eisenberg, W F 1969-02-14

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W. F. Eisenberg describes work with Isaac Ellwood, one of the inventors of barbed wire, and Ellwood’s sons in managing the Spade and Renderbrook ranches and other businesses.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: W. F. Eisenberg

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Date: February 14, 1969

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jim Skaggs

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Ellwood, Working with the Ellwoods at DeKalb, Kansas (1910), Investments and ranching, Farms, Other barbed wire manufacturers, Discussion of W. L. Ellwood, Ranching, Real estate, Dust Bowl and Depression (1930s), Foreclosures, Ellwood's losses in the Spade colonization, Land financing, Ropesville Resettlement Project, Ellwood family, Business records, Ending of Depression and Dust Bowl, Current company holdings, Ranches involved in company - land, Reminiscences about Lubbock, Texas, Ellwood's involvement in Lubbock, Work at the Spade and Renderbrook ranches, Oil production, Ranching reminiscences, Cattle breeds, Water, Land, Filing system

Tape 1, Side 2: Company records, Ellwood's Spade and Renderbrook ranch records, Early Spade and Renderbrook ranches' histories and management, Value of old records, Excess acreage problem

Range Dates: 1910-1969

Bulk Dates: 1910-1930s

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