King, J Carter 1975-06-30

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J. Carter King discusses the origin of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce and its many varied roles in the progress of West Texas business and agriculture.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: J. Carter King

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 30, 1975

Location: Albany, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Settlement of grandparents and parents in Texas, Purchase of family’s insurance business, First election to the presidency of Albany’s chamber of commerce, Service in West Texas Chamber of Commerce, Highlights of years with West Texas Chamber of Commerce, Men influential in the chamber’s growth, Motivation for forming the West Texas Chamber of Commerce, WTCC’s part in the establishment of Texas Tech, Current proceedings of the WTCC, Families who first settled Shackelford County in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Tape 1, Side 2: High school and college years recalled, Beginning of oil production in Shackelford County and its influence on the county’s economy.

Range Dates: 1880s-1975

Bulk Dates: 1920-1975

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