Boone, Mildred 1979-11-07

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Mildred Boone, a retired school teacher, and Evelyn Jones Polk discuss State Senator W. H. and Emma Bledsoe and their house at 1812 Broadway in Lubbock, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mildred Boone

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Date: November 7, 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Vanella Dixon

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: W. H. House, Past guests (1924), Other guests, Architecture, Location, Surrounding area at time of construction, Mildred Boone, To Lubbock, Texas (1928), Taught school, Family, To Lubbock (1930-31), From Hill County, Texas, From Kentucky, W. H. Bledsoe, From Cleburne, Texas, To Lubbock (1909), Married (1917), Wife, Birth of son, As a senator, Elected in 1918, Later life, Poor health, Died in 1936, Interest in Lubbock and Texas Tech University, Portrait of Mr. Bledsoe, In Texas Tech University Museum, Other early homes in area, Early area around Lubbock, Early Texas Tech University campus, Bledsoe House, Fireplace, Furnace, Rooms, closets, Furniture, Damage from tornado, Poor roofing work, Trees around the house, Other family members discussed

Tape 1, Side 2: Mr. and Mrs. Bledsoe, Married (1917), Charles E. Boone, father, Contractor and builder of Bledsoe House, Mrs. Bledsoe, As a law student at University of Texas, Activities at Texas Tech University, Taught history, Taught in area schools, Other family members discussed, Trips taken by Mrs. Polk, With W. H. Bledsoe and Mildred Boone, To California (1930), Mildred Boone, As a teacher, Josephine Douglas, principal, Incident involving General John H. Pershing, As a teacher, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Cunningham, Owned a ranch in Montana, As a writer, Incident involving a bear, Bledsoe House, Alpha Kappa Gamma parties, Death of Mr. Bledsoe (1936), Guests, Early Texas Tech professors, Playroom for Willis Bledsoe, Built models, Anecdote about Miss Boone, Mrs. Bledsoe, Avid reader, Anecdote about Evelyn Jones Polk

Range Dates: 1909-1974

Bulk Dates: 1909-1936

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