Preston, L V 1984-01-20

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L. V. Preston, early South Plains resident, discusses his family, farming, cotton production and irrigation.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: L.V. Preston

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 20, 1984

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: L. V. Preston, Born: October 3, 1901, Parents, Background, Farming, Farming, Lamesa, Texas, Wagon yard, Brownfield, Texas, Housing, Half-dugout, Family, To the Texas Plains (1905), Breaking out the land, Preston (again), To Lubbock (1936), Raising hogs, Irrigation, Water well, Ditches, Financing, Water well (again), Depth, Fuel source, Switch from butane to natural gas, Changing ditches, Natural gas (again), Butane source, Natural gas pipeline, Tie-in cost, Types, Plastic, Canvas, Underground pipeline (early 1950s), High Plains Water Conservation District, Pecan orchards.

Tape 1, Side 2: Water wells (again), Early wells, Irrigation supplies, Sources, Cotton, Varieties, Lankard 57, Seed source, Yield, Irrigation’s impact, Irrigation (again), Farming (again), Cost, Raising chickens, Anecdote: Brother’s lazy technique for churning butter with a frog, Anecdote, Mechanization, Tractor (1937), Livestock, Feed, Garden Crops, Living conditions, Burro team, Underground water supply, Decline in water table, Cotton (again), Irrigation needs, Treflan, Disadvantages, Crop yields.

Range Dates: 1901-1984

Bulk Dates: 1937-1984

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