Stark, Orlin Sr 1978-03-16

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Orlin Stark, retired president of Quitaque’s First National Bank, discusses his experiences with farming and banking.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Orlin Stark Sr.

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 16, 1978

Location: Quitaque, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Banking, First National Bank, Organization (1920), President (1927-1969), Ownership of bank, Farmers’ dissatisfaction, Ranching, Quitaque, Texas (1920), Parents, From Lockney, Texas, Father, builder, Navy service, Farmers’ State Bank, Lockney, Bank consolidation, Farming (1920s), Banking (1920s), Great Depression, Effects on banking, Federal Reserve Bank loan, Effects on farmers.

Tape 1, Side 2: Irrigation, Water supply, Ranching, Livestock, Oil drilling, Weather, Navy, Quitaque (1919), Lack of electricity, Power plant (1927), West Texas Utility, Farm ownership, Bank growth, Quitaque (1920s), Businesses, Railroad, Fort Worth and Denver, Passenger trains, Highway 86, Agriculture, Changes, Hired hands, Mexican-Americans, Peanut crops, Clay family, Irrigation.

Range Dates: 1919-1969

Bulk Dates: 1919-1969

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