Anthony, C W Wes 1974-05-09

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C. W. Anthony, longtime Panhandle area farmer, discusses the changes in general farm practices since the 1930s.

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Interviewee Name: C. W. "Wes" Anthony

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Date: May 9, 1974

Location: Dimmitt, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Family background discussed, Moved to Hereford in 1907, Financing recalled, Began farming in 1931, Lists farm equipment used, First use of combines remembered, Describes varieties of maize, Irrigation began in 1945, Recalls hired hand, Bought tractor in 1939 Lists equipment used in 1941, Explains changes in farm labor, Member of several farm organizations, Originated "Miss Grain Sorghum" contest, Starch plant described

Tape 1, Side 2: Starch plant discussion concluded, Recalls early dairies , Discusses prices, Worked with Chamber of Commerce, Lists literature he reads, Changes in living conditions remembered, States opinions on water depletion, Mentions first use of chemical products, Texas about 1930s drought and depression, Current farm problems noted, Had problem with beet production, Believes in weather controls, Hired labor, Castro County Agricultural Housing described, Sons grow grain and vegetables, Cites cattle problems

Tape 2, Side 1: Continues cattle discussion, Has a ranch in New Mexico, Uses herbicides

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

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