Stevens, Sam 1975-01-08

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In a telephone interview, Lamesa blacksmith Sam Stevens offers references for the agricultural history project and describes his shop’s contribution to farm implement innovations, including cotton sleds.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Sam Stevens

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 08, 1975

Location: Lamesa, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Mentions Frank E. Patterson, former Lamesa blacksmith, Refers researcher to Bill Olds for information on cotton sled, Names Vernon Todd as source for history of implements, Gives Cecil Teal for reference, Describes type of sled built during the 1940s, Pattern developed from long use, Outlines major features of the sled, Gives shortage of labor as reason for sled, Offers some details on marketing, Recalls innovations in farm implements, Specifies a 17-row lister for Addison Brothers in Levelland, Texas.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: ?-1975

Bulk Dates: ?-1975

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