Langley, Jake 1985-08-22

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Jake Langley discusses the Bado Juan Pais, a community irrigation ditch which serves the La Loma Community.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jake Langley

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 22, 1985

Location: La Loma, New Mexico

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Born: Pennsylvania (1897), Wife: Amelia Langley, Work in civil aeronautics during World War II, To La Loma (1936), La Loma Community, Description (1937), Weather, Crops raised, Harvest of beans, Sugar beets, Potatoes, Gardens, Cattle raising, Irrigation ditches, Controversy (1840s), Acreage serviced, Dry land farming, Livestock raising, Irrigation ditches (again), Operation of community ditch (Bado Juan Pais), Commission, Conservation practices, Soil Conservation Service, Community ditch (again), Repairs, Financing, Election of commissioners, Farms served, Apportionment of water, Ditch foreman.

Tape 1, Side 2: Irrigation ditch, Western Nebraska, Apportionment of water, Irrigation districts on the Bado Juan Pais, Apportionment of water (again), Ditch Foreman (again), Responsibilities, Commission (again), Ditch Foreman (again), Election of commissioners, Farming, Mechanization, Hay raising, Cutting, Irrigation, Seed source, Bado Juan Pais (again), Wash out, Soil type, Pecos River, Flooding, First tractor purchase (c. 1940), Fordson, Youth of La Loma, Moving away from the valley, Father-in-law, Aguilar.

Range Dates: 1897-1985

Bulk Dates: 1936-1985

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