Carter, Clayton 1958-08-04

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Clayton Carter, a leader in the growth of Crosby County, recalls early days in old Emma, including his boyhood pastimes.

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Interviewee Name: Clayton Carter

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Date: August 4, 1958

Location: Office, Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jean A. Paul

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Father a pioneer doctor in Estacado and Old Emma (10), Crosbyton - South Plains Railroad (45), Major Bill's livery stable in Emma (57), First automobile driven from Crosby County to Lubbock in 1904 (79), Cow chips sold as fuel on South Plains (112), Amusements and entertainment -- shooters and bird wires (121), Boys fist-fights (192), Attends business school in Fort Worth (219), Ready-made cigarettes (236), Description of old Emma (244), Tom Martin's barbershop, Uncle Billy Weatherby, custodian of courthouse (318)

Tape 1, Side 2: South Plains funerals (330), Saloons on the South Plains, old Emma (368), Freight businesses in Emma (386), Drunken cowboys in Emma and practice of checking guns with the sheriff (415), Prairie fires (432), John R. Ralls loses his home in fire (460), South Plains ranches (481), Fencing the range on South Plains (530), Cattle losses severe during the winter on Byrd and Reiger ranch (550), Ranches in Crosby County (660), Rivalry between towns of Crosbyton and Ralls (770), Hitching posts and water troughs around square (796)

Tape 2, Side 1: Grist mill operated by wind power in old Emma (824), Coal stored in courthouse basement (847), Courthouse and school building civic social centers (24), Prairie dogs drowned out of their burrows (44), "Fishing" for tarantulas (55), Impromptu parties held at neighbor's home (71), Plays and programs presented by school children (106), Mr. Carter serves as Mayor of Crosbyton (167), Carter moves to Lubbock to establish a cotton business (245), Clayton Carter addition to Lubbock (274), Depression of 1930s in Lubbock (290)

Tape 2, Side 2: Works projects and C.C.C.

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