Beckett, Kirby 1970-08-20

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Kirby Beckett, president of Reliance Properties Inc., owners of the Pioneer Hotel, discusses the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970. Mr. Beckett was on the 11th floor of the Pioneer Hotel building at the time of the storm.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Kirby Beckett

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Date: August 20, 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Charles Adams

Length: 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Pioneer Hotel, Description of the 11th floor, No warning prior to tornado, First indication of storm, Lightning hit sign on roof, Damage , West windows blown out, Debris from Great Plains Life Building, Description of the storm, No injuries, Accommodations for guests, Evacuation of building, Commends people of Lubbock, Clean-up work, Electricity, Temporary shelter, No structural damage

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970

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