White, Duran 1982-09-08

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Duran White discusses farming in the Post community between 1930 and 1975.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Duran White

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 08, 1982

Location: Post, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Parker County, Texas (1913), Parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. B. White, Married (1901), Mother, Laura Jones, Occupation, Farming, Cotton, Watermelon, Gardens, Farm, Parker County, Acreage, Pasture land, Harmony, Texas, Watermelon, Seed marketing, Seed screens, School, Migration to Post, Texas, Covered wagon, Farm, Animal trading, Tractor, Kerosene power, Financing, Cotton expansion.

Tape 1, Side 2: Goose neck maize, Cattle, World War II, Private egg marketing, Irrigation, Wells, Co-op gins, Five Stand Gin, Cotton prices (1930s), Five cents a pound, WPA, Cream marketing, Testing, Hog raising, Butchering, Processing, Deep freezers (1940s), Livestock auctions, Stockyards, Electricity (1946), Government loans, Pesticides, Kerosene poisoning, Hand sprays, Arsenic.

Tape 2, Side 1: Pesticides (continued), Boll weevils, Terracing (1937), Dust Bowl, Government assistance, Good crop years, From rural to urban living, School consolidation (1953-1955), World War II, Labor, Mechanization, Self-sufficiency, Modern farming, Cost.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1901-1982

Bulk Dates: 1930-1975

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