Manuscript Vertical Files

Collection Number: MVF 21-02

Accession Number: 0607-123

Item(s): Brief biography of Gifford Hill and a history of Gifford-Hill & Co. Inc. by Pete Gifford, Jr., 1999. 

Producer: Pete Gifford, Jr.        

Donor: Irving Public Library

Date Received: June 28, 2007 

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives, Irving Public Library.

Description

     The file contains a 22-page biography of Pete Gifford, Sr. and a history of the early days of Gifford-Hill & Co. Inc.  Also included is information on company co-founder Rutledge “Perch” Hill, Sr. The material was written by Pete Gifford, Jr., son of Pete Gifford, Sr. in 1999. Gifford-Hill Company was formed in Dallas, Texas, in 1926. The company dredged gravel, made concrete and concrete pipe, and did excavation work. Among other projects, the company worked on railroads, bridges, warehouses, and dredging. They did some of the dredging on the extension of the Houston Ship Channel and did the excavation work for the Cotton Bowl.