Whaley, James 1985-12-20

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James Whaley discusses the Justice Land Association and its real estate dealings in the area of Dalhart.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: James Whaley

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 20, 1985

Location: Dalhart, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Father: Dean Whaley, Born: 1925, To West Texas, Farming, Insurance business, Mike Justice, To Dalhart, Texas, Justice Land Association, Lands sold, Effect of irrigation, Sale of ranch lands, Advertising of real estate, Peak sale years (1970s), Numbers of families moved to Texas, Division of lands in Dalhart area, Immigrants, Effect of land development in local economy, Feedlot industry, Development, Reasons, Location of lots, Climate, As market for local crops.

Tape 1, Side 2: Justice Land Association (again), Information on underground water supply, Proof of water supply, Concerns of Mid-western clients, Proof of water supply (again), Financing of land sales, Insurance companies, Tax free exchange, Capital gains tax, Local taxes, Overcoming the "Dust Bowl" image, Problems, Reasons for decline, Whaley’s takeover of business.

Range Dates: 1925-1985

Bulk Dates: 1970-1985

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