DescriptionAn African American man standing in front of a small building on a farm with an isolated group of cows standing nearby.
This scene takes place on the Rigsby Dairy in Dickinson. The farm belongs to Hulen T. Rigsby Jr. (purchased with a GI Loan), and the cattle belong to his father Hulen Rigsby the third. There are forty head of registered Jersey cattle on the forty-two acre farm. Rigsby is a member of the American Jersey Cattle Club and also the Texas Jersey Cattle Club. He started with his herd four years ago and shows cattle in the Texas Jersey Cattle Show. He is a 4-H Club leader and has given three boys a calf valued at $200 each. He averages twelve thousand pounds of milk per month. Hulen has completed his agreement with the Soil Conservation Service. Of the forty-two acres, he has twenty acres in temporary pasture and twenty acres in permanent pasture. Permanent pasture consists of shite Dutch, dallis, rye, Bermuda, burclover. Has put out eighteen thousand pounds of phosphate.
Although some of the descriptions of photographs in this collection have been altered for clarity, a majority of the descriptions are transcribed verbatim from the back of the photographs and reflect the language of those times.
Sloan (1948). Dairy. Physical: Agricultural Communications and Journalism Program, Texas A&M University; Digital: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University, <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Email</a>, Phone: 979-845-1951, <a href="http://cushing.library.tamu.edu/">Website</a>. Available electronically from