Vereen, Tobe 1974-05-14

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Area farmer Tobe Vereen recalls his farming experience in the 1930s, including various agricultural practices and techniques.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Tobe Vereen

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 14, 1974

Location: Sudan, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Farming in East Texas recalled, Moved to Sudan and bought land (1924), Sudan cotton gins remembered, Description of farming operation, Inventory of equipment (1929), Need for farm labor mentioned, Insect problems mentioned, Work with farm implement business examined, Changes in sorghum varieties noted, Irrigation recalled, Area soil classification and water depletion explored, Discussion of cotton strippers, Foreclosure on farm (1927) noted, Review of good years, Use of early tractors recalled, Use of corn and grain as fuel recalled, Mesquite grubbing, threshing remembered, Cotton harvesting machine innovators cited, Harvesting with sled strippers recalled.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920s-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1930s

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