Schluter, Fred 1977-07-07

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Fred Schluter discusses cotton farming in the Pecos, Texas, area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Fred Schluter

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 07, 1977

Location: Pecos, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Education, University of Texas (Austin), Economics, Cotton gin business, California, Agriculture, Irrigation, Cotton, Cotton gin, Bakersfield, California, Opening area west of Bakersfield (1928), Lending money for crop production, Complete breakdown (1935), Pecos, Texas, Ranch land, Money, Genes, Loan from Travelers Insurance Co., Heavv rain (Fall, 1974), Price increase, Diesel engines, Mexican workers, Overspending, Production, Irrigation, Wells.

Tape 1, Side 2: Gas engines, Hobbies, Water situation (1950), Farming costs, Average production, Cotton market, Southwest Irrigated Cotton Growers, Contracting, Average size operation, "Wetbacks", Production, Cotton gins, Pima cotton, (Interference).

Range Dates: 1928-1977

Bulk Dates: 1928-1950

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