Vaughan, Jim 1970-02-18
Jim Vaughan gives a detailed description of the working of the Hillsboro County Cotton Oil Company and its history.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Jim Vaughan
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: February 18, 1970
Location: Hillsboro, Texas
Interviewer: Fred Carpenter
Length: 45 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Founding of the company (1903),
Acquisition of various oil mills,
Conversion to French Speed Press,
Selling of gins for various reasons,
Entrance of Jim Vaughan’s father into the business (1923),
Oil Mill Supply firm opened in Dallas,
Jim Vaughan’s career,
Joins the Hill County Cotton Oil Company,
Function of the cotton oil company,
Changes and improvements,
Detailed description of the process,
Why eight men were required prior to the oil mills,
Mill rebuilt (1919).
Tape 1, Side 2: Discussion of information in minute books,
Great-grandfather as a member of the group that became the Texas Rangers,
Some family history,
Hill County history—books available.
Range Dates: 1903-1970
Bulk Dates: 1903-1923
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