Lovelady, Louise 1983-11-01

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Louise Lovelady reminisces about her father’s cotton breeding operation.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Louise Lovelady

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 01, 1983

Location: Fabens, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Father, b. Fayette County, Texas, Farm, Land prices, Early farming experience, Rice farming, To Tornillo, Texas (1917), Attraction, Description, Farming operations, Cotton, Pre-Civil War, To Hudspeth County, Texas, Farm, Water rights, Sale to Reclamation, District, Terms of sale, Construction of irrigation canal at Elephant Butte, Hudspeth County, Cotton breeding, Initial involvement, Marketing of seed (Acala cotton), Selection process, Irrigation, Production, mid-1920s, Spread of Acala cotton throughout El Paso Valley, Father’s sales ability, Irrigation canal (again), Father’s feelings toward irrigation district, Father’s personality, Effect of Depression on father’s business, Acala community, Description, Father’s health, Pneumonia, d. age 64, Tornillo Cotton Oil Company, Sale, Women’s liberation, Lovelady’s opinion, Mother: Hermenia Mavis, Abilities, Character, Origin and marriage, Education.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1890-1940

Bulk Dates: 1910-1937

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