Bean, Robert H

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Robert H. Bean discusses his life and law career in Lubbock County.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Robert H. Bean

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Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Lubbock County lawyers, Growth of city of Lubbock, Education, Flu Epidemic, 1918, Automobile, 1918, Education (again), Farming, Drought, 1934, Irrigation, Lubbock County, Early years, 1930s, Living conditions, 1925, Real estate law, 1925-1983, Title abstracts, Mortgage loans, Foreign investment, State capital, Ranching, Father's law partnership, XIT Ranch and J. Evetts Haley, Law suits, Interrogatories, Findings, Settlement, Interrogatories (again)

Tape 1, Side 2: John Jarett assassination, 1901, Mrs. Eva Jarett, Jude Miller, Unappropriated Public domain, Texas Constitution, 1876, Surveying, Boundary suits, Gaines County Oil production, Bean family residences, Climate 1914-1915, Bean family residence (again), Road paving, Lubbock County, Anecdote: horse slipping on pavement, Homesteading of school land, 1890s, Railroad surveys, Lawsuit over lands

Tape 2, Side 1: Land surveys, Units of measurement, School lands (again), Buffalo Springs, Anecdotes: Driving to Plainview with R. C. Burns, Playing at Buffalo Springs, St. Augustine Ranch, Attempt to corner Sudan market, 1914, Carl Roberts (again), Lubbock Sudan Grass Seed Association (LSGA), Carl Roberts (again), LSGA (again), Location of Texas Tech, Reasons, Land purchase, Lubbock Hotel, Fort Worth and Denver Railroad, Right of way suit

Tape 2, Side 2: Population growth on South Plains, Lubbock, Mechanization of agriculture, Cotton, Lubbock County, W. P. Florence, Rollie Burns, Line car line, Post 1935 boom, W. F. Cato, 1934, Leatherhat Brown murder, Cases tried as District Judge, George Gilkerson, Veteran land claims fraud, Sheffield case (1956), Location of veterans, Sheffield case (again), Insanity plea,

Range Dates: 1901-1983

Bulk Dates: 1901-1983

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