Goodrich, Lloyd 1982-06-17

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Lloyd Goodrich discusses farming and irrigation along the Pecos River.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lloyd Goodrich

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Date: June 17, 1982

Location: Mentone, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 3 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Grandfather Floyd Goodrich, Arrived in Texas (1906), Contract farming, Grandmother Capatola Goodrich, Crops raised, Wheat, Alfalfa, Alfalfa seed, Dairy cattle, Milk delivery, Head count, Farm employees, Count, Cotton farming, First crops (1930s), Water supply, Irrigation pumps, Steam power, Gasoline power, Irrigation ditches, Water waste, Salt content, Agricultural peak, Farming(1920s).

Tape 1, Side 2: Porterville Texas, Buildings, Porterville Project, Capatola Pool, W. W. Dean, Ward County Texas, Audit, E. L. Stratton, Neatness, Land promoter, Flooding, E. L. Stratton, Alternate farm work, Oil interests, Red Bluff Dam.

Tape 2, Side 1: Red Bluff Dam (continued), Seepage, Water theft, Water District formation, Porterville canal system, Court order, Transportation of water, Water loss, Journal entries, Farming records, Gasoline, Employees, Pipe, Road work.

Tape 2, Side 2: Journal entries (continued), Maps, County lines, Towns, Journal entries, Time records, Billing records, Military salary, Journal entries, Legal expenses, Capatola Pool.

Tape 3, Side 1: Journal entries (continued), Pumping records, Various time records.

Tape 3, Side 2: Journal entries (continued), Bridge contract, Farm work records, Farm land, Productiveness, Fertilizer.

Range Dates: 1920s-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1930s

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