Mask, Lola 2013-06-13

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This interview features Lola Mask, native of Richland Springs, Texas. Lola discusses her upbringing on a farm, working in agriculture, and her involvement in the American Agriculture Movement. Lola recounts her multiple journeys to Washington, D.C., and her participation in the 1979 Tractorcade. She also discusses her husband’s alcohol still, and their time spent producing ethanol.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lola Mask

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: June 13, 2013

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 01:10:15 (1 hour, 10 minutes)


Lola discusses growing up on a farm at Richland Springs; Working in agriculture; Getting involved in the American Agriculture Movement; Going to Washington D.C. with the 1979 Tractorcade; Practicalities of riding on the Tractorcade; Arriving in Washington; experiences there; The Washington snowstorm; Farmers aiding Washington locals; Blockade of the tractors in the Washington Mall; Lola discusses her husband’s alcohol still; Returning to Washington to lobby congress in 1980 and '81; Ethanol production with the Mask’s still

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio CD recording available for listening in our Reading Room

Transcript: found here:

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