King, Raymond 1998-11-11

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Raymond King, a resident of Lubbock, Texas, discusses the social and financial issues he has experienced while living in West Texas. His wife Mary King also interjects information throughout the interview.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Raymond King

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 11, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1: Raymond King, b. Floydada, Texas, 1914, Father: farmer, Early Childhood, Helped do chores on the farm, Fed the animals, Tamed horses - 1922, Picked cotton farm, The family lived off their livestock, Sold calf feeder, Five brothers and sisters, Cash crop – cotton, Depression Era – 1930’s, 4 or 5 years without growing crops, Dry climate, Education, W.A. Bill King, older brother, was one of first students at Texas Tech - 1925, 1933- Raymond King graduated from High School, Could not afford going to Texas Tech he milked a cow for room and board to attend Texas Tech, Rawling Middleton – supervisor at the Dairy Barn, Charles Middleton – close kinship, Texas Tech students would distribute milk to the neighborhoods, Stories, Livestock, Pep-Rallies, Mary King, b. Fort Stockton, Texas, 1919, Pecos River System, Childhood memories, Stories, Rankin, Texas, Texas Tech - 1933, Hardly any cars, Walking to the Preston Smith Theatre, Agriculture Club, Parties, Stories, 3,000 students, How Mary and Raymond met, Honeymoon – Ft. Stockton, Tag dances, Work – Raymond King, Littlefield, Texas, Lubbock, Texas – Assistant County Agent, Snyder, Texas – County Agent, Castro County, Texas – 6 years, Lubbock (again) – Cotton & Oil, Agriculture Programs, Vocational Agriculture, Future Farmers of America, H.H.H.H. – Four H Program, Agriculture teacher, Education, Floydada, Texas, Walked five miles to school, Not active in sports, Future Farmers of America, Inspiration from teachers, Work, Teaching Agriculture, He valued being a County Agent the most, George Simmons – President of Lubbock Cotton & Oil, Brief description of the Simmons Family, Mary King, Reasons for choosing to attend Texas Tech - 1936, Experiences, Mary King (cont.), Memories, Marriage - 1938, Lubbock, Texas, All four children attended Texas Tech, Moved to Lubbock to be close to their children, County Agent, What work it consists of, Related work, Religion, Methodist, Active in church, Togetherness, Childhood Thanksgivings, What they would eat, Family, Friends from church, No electricity, Declaration of National Holiday - 1941.

Range Dates: 1914 - 1998

Bulk Dates: 1933 - 1980

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