Martin, Bob, and Melvin Mise 1959-08-20

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Bob Martine, a longtime Plainview citizen, and Melvin Mise, a former Texas Land and Development Company employee, give some details about the company and the city. Mr. Mise’s tape is partially indistinguishable.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bob Martin and Melvin Mise

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 20, 1959

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Bill Brunson

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Bob Martine: Autobiographical details given, Farmer, postal employee living in Plainview since 1890, Money crisis, 1907, lack of markets noted, Texas Land and Development Company, Effects discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: rops listed, Wheat came with the railroad, Texas Land and Development Company, Introduced alfalfa, sugar beets, Railroad boosted Plainview, Technological advancement with pumps, Mentions excursion trains, Mennonites south of Plainview, Contributions of Texas Land and Development Company listed, Names discussed for identification, Dr. Grant mentioned, Melvin Mise: Autobiographical material, Worked for Texas Land and Development Company, 14 months (1914-1915), Truck driver, Describes truck and work, Names salary, Describes warehouse in Plainview, Lists irrigation motors used.

Tape 2, Side 1: Remembers assistants, Anecdote about getting stuck, Recalls painters and carpenters working for Texas Land, and Development Company, Describes work in automobile business since 1915.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1890-1959

Bulk Dates: 1890-1915

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