Dempsey, T C 1979-05-10

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T. C. Dempsey discusses primarily cotton farming, in addition to his boyhood in Oklahoma.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: T. C. "Jack" Dempsey

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Date: May 10, 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 60 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Childhood, Stephens County, Oklahoma, Baseball (1919-1930s), World Series (1919), Scandal (1920), Duncan, Oklahoma, Oil boom, Western Union, Cotton gins, Aoma, Oklahoma, First gin (1919), Screw press, Accidents, Turkey, Texas (1928), Bob Wills, Cotton industry, Depression (1931), Clayton, New Mexico

Tape 1, Side 2: Clayton, New Mexico (continued), Gins bought, Woodrow, Texas (1947), Cotton farming methods, First burr machine (1920s), Mexican labor, Briscoe County, Gin built by Mr. Dempsey (1957), Co-op gins, Gins buying farmer's cotton (since 1920s), Storm-proof cotton, Cotton harvesting mechanized, Cotton farms, Size of water wells

Range Dates: 1919-1957

Bulk Dates: 1919-1957

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