Hill, John E 1969-07-18

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John E. Hill, an early lumber dealer in the Texas Panhandle, recalls his career and the lumber business from the 1910s to the 1930s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: John E. Hill

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Date: July 18, 1969

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: Don Green

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Grandfather in California Gold Rush (1849), John E. Hill, Born in Kansas (1887), First trip to the Texas Panhandle (1911), Amarillo, Businesses (1900s-1910s), Lumber business recalled (1910s), Sales and business practices, Anecdotes about lumber sales, Fence posts sold, Anecdote about building four houses, Delivery of lumber, Anecdote about unloading lime, Previous work experiences, Job in bank in Indiana, Gets job working in lumber yard.

Tape 1, Side 2: First job in bank recalled, Lumber business during Panic of 1907, Lumber sold on credit, Credit given to farmers (1920s), Lumber yard in Pampa opened (1936), Positions he held in Panhandle Lumber Company, Railroad comes to Perryton, Texas (1919), Problems of lumber business in the Depression (1930s), Lumber sold in Borger, Lumber business in Pampa, Changes in lumber business, Amarillo, Buildings built.

Range Dates: 1849-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1911-1936

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