Green, George E 1958-03-13

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George E. Green, who designed early day irrigation pumps, tells of the struggle of the pioneers to make the South Plains livable by employing irrigation. Mechanization of the first pumps is discussed.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: George E. Green

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Date: March 13, 1958

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Joe Gordon

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Early business of Green, E. C. Hunter mentioned, Pumps designed by Green, Patents discussed, Irrigation in Portales New Mexico, First well in Plainview, Motorized pumps, W. L. Broadhurst mentioned, Dr. Pearson and Texas Land and Development Company, First geared pump, Byron Jackson pump mentioned.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: c. 1900-1920

Bulk Dates: Early 1900s

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