Bayless, Mr Roscoe 1958-06-12

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Much of the early recollections of Lubbock and the first freight and express depots are lost because of radio interference. As a whole, the interview lacks continuity. But there is some value in it through chance observations by Mr. Bayless on his role in Lubbock’s school board, changes as more settlers came in, and various early community pastimes.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. Roscoe Bayless

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Date: June 12, 1958

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jean A. Paul

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: (Interference from radio station to 375), Railroad building (briefly, 375), School Board Activity (390), Reasons for Lubbock's southward growth (440), Courtship in early days (510), More School Board problems (557), School lunch program (580), Truant Officer (626), No minority groups in Early town (667), (681-791 more interference)

Tape 1, Side 2: Railroad facilities at Ranger, Texas (800), Father a country doctor, Changes in boyhood home (10), Appearance of Lubbock in 1909 (30), (interference 69-80), Prairie fires (84), Ranch lands sold to farmers (125), Steam tractors in county (140), "Sunday laws" (228), Cut-stone courthouse replaces old one (278), Brick paving (287)

Tape 2, Side 1: Hilton Hotel (352), Lyric Theater, and Orpheum Opera (376), Athletics (425), Texas Tech (500), Lubbock's support of W. W. I (530)

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

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