Oral History Interview with Jack L. Groff, October 12, 2000

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Interview with Jack L. Groff, a sheep and goat specialist from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Groff, describes his career advising ranchers how to raise goats and sheep for over 50 years, his activities as a mohair and wool specialist for Texas A&M, and his involvement with the National Mohair Council. He discusses the uses and production of mohair and wool fibers, and tracks the industry's spatial and economic growth over the years.

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37 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

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Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Groff, Jack L. October 12, 2000.

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Interview with Jack L. Groff, a sheep and goat specialist from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Groff, describes his career advising ranchers how to raise goats and sheep for over 50 years, his activities as a mohair and wool specialist for Texas A&M, and his involvement with the National Mohair Council. He discusses the uses and production of mohair and wool fibers, and tracks the industry's spatial and economic growth over the years.

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37 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

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Editor's Note (page 6): "The following is a transcript of the audiotape at the back of this notebook and has been altered only for clarity of meaning."

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Rescuing Texas History, 2015

This compilation of newspapers, photographs, and other materials provides a glimpse into the diverse people and fascinating places that have contributed to the growth of Texas.

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Oral History Interview with Jack L. Groff, October 12, 2000

Interview with Jack L. Groff, a rancher from Kerr County, Texas. The interview includes discussion of his past activities in the sheep and goat raising industry and his current duties as president of the Mohair Council of America and as a consultant and wool and mohair specialist.

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  • October 12, 2000

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Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Groff, Jack L. Oral History Interview with Jack L. Groff, October 12, 2000, text, October 12, 2000; Kerrville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth795289/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Kerr County Historical Commission.