Adams Charles 1974-05-01

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Early Lubbock Country resident Charles Adams is in the land abstract and title business. He discusses his interest in the Lubbock tornado and recalls events from his personal history and the early history of Lubbock, Hockley, and Cochran Counties.

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Interviewee Name: Charles Adams

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Date: May 1, 1974

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family involved in land records of Lubbock, Hockley, Cochran Counties since 1911, Family, personal history related, Acquaintance with Dan Murrah recalled, Graduated from Texas Tech's first law school class at age 59, Family, education discussed, Reasons for preservation of tornado stories explained, Specific stories recalled, David Gracy's role in stimulating Adams' interest in preservation noted, Recollections of storm and its aftermath, Relationship with Small Business Administration recalled, Effect of storm, Attitude of West Texans demonstrated, Compelled to use flashlight to find records after storm eliminated electrical power, Anecdote concerning greyhound chase of antelope, prairie chicken hunt in Cochran and Hockley Counties, Site of Levelland, Early roads in Hockley and Cochran Counties described, Death of surveyor remembered

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

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