Collins, Cecil 1985-10-01

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Cecil Collins discusses the histories of the Slide and Carlisle communities in Lubbock County.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Cecil Collins

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Date: October 1, 1985

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, b: November 2, 1909; Granbury, Texas, Parents, A. B. Collins, Eva Lee McAnelly, Family farm, To Lubbock County in covered wagon, 1920, Reasons for move, Arrival in Lubbock; Canyon Community, Farming; Carlisle Community, 1921, Breaking out land, Cultivation methods, Cotton, Seed, Varieties grown, Storage, Citizens of Carlisle Community, Carlisle store, Proprietors, Building and furniture, Type of operation, Comparison with East Texas mercantiles, Credit for cotton, Carlisle school, Principle, Band, Sand storm, 1928, Cotton strippers

Tape 1, Side 2: Carlisle school band (again), Community plays, Eva Lee Collins (mother), Death, 1925, Surrounding lands in Carlisle Community, Growth of Levelland, Texas, To Slide Community, Reasons for move, Onset of Depression, Cotton prices, Slide Community cotton gin, Construction, Population of Slide Community, Ropesville resettlement project, 1936, Planting cotton, Citizens, Slide Community cotton gin (again), Ginning season, Operation

Tape 2, Side 1: Slide community cotton gin (continued), Operation (continued)

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1909-1985

Bulk Dates: 1920-1950

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