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Fred Watson, Hale County farmer and former employee of the Texas Land and Development Company (1914-19), reviews his tenure with that company and comments on work, personnel and Hale County development.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Fred Watson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 12, 1958

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Bill Brunson

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Describes life and career, Moved to Plainview (1907), Began work as field manager for the Texas Land and Development Company (1914), Texas Land and Development Company discussed, Hired by J. W. Pipkin, Describes the work, extent and responsibilities, Mentions Charles F. Myers, J. C. Hubbard, Discusses tenants on the farms, Gives salary that he earned, Offers more details on his work, Sorghum, wheat and experiments noted, Experimental farm managers named, Replaced Johnson and was replaced by Bowman in 1919, Reviews names of those connected with the company, Gives opinions of inexperienced agriculturalists on the South Plains, Suggests major contributions of company to be money.

Tape 1, Side 2: Comments on his dislike for job and the difficulties, Management of land (continued), Ernest Charles, manager, recalled, Other managers discussed.

Range Dates: 1907-1919

Bulk Dates: 1914-1919

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