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Jack Wilson discusses the cotton compressing business.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jack Wilson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 24, 1974

Location: Quanah, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background noted, Anecdote about bidding on cotton, Used prisoners for labor, Recalls storing cotton outside, Cost of compressing cotton discussed, Worked in Plainview, Cites equipment used with high-density cotton, Mentions round bale controversy, Sampling practices have changed, Seasonal nature of compressing discussed, Insurance requirements have changed, Describes labor and pay, Compress locations noted, Storage became important in 1930.

Tape 1, Side 2: Storage discussion (continued), Explains cotton sampling and classifying, Tells about port compress controversy, Organization of compress association changed, Cites changes in company policy, Traces beginning of Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railroad, Continues discussion of port compress controversy, Comments on history of the Underwood compress business.

Range Dates: 1930-1974

Bulk Dates: 1930-1974

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