Jones, George T 1974-07-05

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George T. Jones, former manager of the Hereford Potato Growers Cooperative, discusses the history of that organization and generalizes on the history of vegetable farming.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: George T. Jones

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 05, 1974

Location: Hereford, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, early recollections, Hereford Potato Growers Association, Co-op discussed, Organized (1940), Operations, volume, marketing, co-op financing discussed, Liquidated (1957), Attitude toward cooperatives revealed, Origin of Growers and Shippers Corporation cited, Other vegetable co-ops, co-op problems mentioned, Attitude toward vegetable farming expressed, Co-op membership surveyed, Co-op services noted, Introduction of lettuce recalled, Introduction of other vegetables, Good and bad years recalled, Potato varieties and market problems explained, Mechanization theme discussed, Lack of insurance asserted, Speculation on response to water depletion, Cattle, grain market discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1940-1974

Bulk Dates: 1940-1974

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