Baker, Representative George 1969-07-16

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George Baker discusses his ranching experiences, his newspaper work, his work as a state legislator and his uncle’s ranching experiences in San Saba County.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Representative George Baker

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Date: July 16, 1969

Location: Fort Stockton, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Baker's ranch in San Saba and McCullough Counties, Texas, Education, Working as a cowboy, surveyor, newspaperman, student, Newspaper business during the Depression, Land business in Trans-Pecos region

Tape 1, Side 2: Baker's newspaper in Ft. Stockton, The Pioneer, Baker in Texas Legislature in 1968-70, Special called sessions of legislature to consider sales tax, Appropriations Bills, Disadvantages of newspaperman holding local office, History of The Pioneer newspaper of Ft. Stockton, Rep. Baker's father and family, Skinning cows for hides during drought in 1911-1912, Pete Sloan (?) (Baker's uncle), Ranching experiences

Range Dates: 1911-1970

Bulk Dates: 1911-1970


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