Hill, Frank 1974-07-02

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Frank Hill, longtime resident of Tahoka, describes the town’s early days and general farming practices of that area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Frank Hill

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Date: July 2, 1974

Location: Tahoka, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Effect of Lapsed Lease Law explained, Personal background, Came to Tahoka (1923), Tahoka area described, Financing farm machinery discussed, First gin built (1906), First cotton grown (c. 1902), Comments on farm labor, First Tahoka farm cooperative mentioned, Tells about electric cooperative, Effect of New Deal, Irrigation practiced, Recalls Mr. Macha and Macha cotton, Cites two Lynn County newspaper articles, Describes first electrical plant built, Mechanical innovations discussed, Reasons for decreasing county population.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1902-1974

Bulk Dates: 1902-c.1940

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