The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 78, July 1974 - April, 1975 Page: 356
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356 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
population remained stable between I9Io and 1940. With the oil boom
of the i940os population rose to some 22,000, but has since fallen to about
I5,ooo with the decline of active oil exploration. Oil production, livestock,
cotton, and sorghum account for most of the county's economy, although
manufacturing does add some $1,ooo2,0,o per year. Mobile homes, wear-
ing apparel, and chemicals (magnesium and chlorine) are the principal
This volume is the result of a collaborative effort at producing a history
of Scurry County. The gathering of materials has been reasonably success-
ful, though not the collaboration. We are told a great deal about many
individual organizations and enterprises, but little about Scurry County as
an entity or as a part of West Texas. In spite of shortcomings, however,
the authors are to be congratulated on collecting and preserving so much
of their county's history.
University of Texas at Austin A. E. SKINNER
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