Mask, Lola 2013-06-13
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
Original Recording Format: born digital audio
Recording Format Notes: audio CD recording available for listening in our Reading Room
Transcript: found here: http://hdl.handle.net/10605/214992
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