In the 1960's, they used to grow cotton in Haskell Oklahoma.
This is a picture of me standing in a cotton field on a family vacation. I'm guessing I was probably 5 years old.
Yeah, my family did that.
We went on those kind of vacations where we stayed in cheapo Motels and stopped to take a a picture in a cotton field.
We had the best family vacations.
Haskell Oklahoma is a small town of around 2000 people. The Wikipedia page indicates that the first post office was established in Haskell in 1904.
An article I found from Oklahoma State University indicates that by 1922 cotton was the most valuable cash crop for farmers in Oklahoma. It is still grown today in Oklahoma but mostly in the southwestern part of the state.
The girl in the picture was Hellen DeCorte, my sister's best friend. We were on a two family vacation with them to somewhere or other. We're still close with their family today.
Oh and the thing I love most about this picture of me as a kid standing in a cotton field in Haskell Oklahoma? My dad took it as a slide originally and then last Christmas had all his slides converted to printed pictures which he gave to me and my sister. We both got copies.
Yeah, that was like the best Christmas present ever.
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