Conley, Mrs Elmer 1958-07-24

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Mrs. Conley, daughter of Lubbock pioneer Frank E. Wheelock, gives her observations on the life and growth of Lubbock County, including her father’s Locust Grove Ranch, early-day social events and entertainment, and hardships experienced on the South Plains.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Elmer Conley (Fern Wheelock)

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: July 24, 1958

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jean A. Paul

Length: 01:40:35 (1 hour, 40 minutes)


Tape 1, Side 1: F. E. Wheelock sent to S. Plains by IOWA Company (7), Mr. Wheelock a "greenhorn" yankee (42), Carrying guns in 1880s in Lubbock County (51), Organization of town of Lubbock (74), Moving Nocolet Hotel across Yellow House Canyon (139), IOA Ranch sold in 1902 (158), Mr. Wheelock's Locust Grove Ranch (168), Early recollections of Lubbock (257), Spike's Store (282)

Tape 1, Side 2: Residential district of Lubbock (346), Goods freighted into town before railroad built (413), Lubbock Mercantile building burns (486), Fire department (500), Heating homes in winter with a "base-burner" (529), Telephone office (554), Cotton gin (666), Railroad arrives in Lubbock (700), Texas Tech College (756)

Tape 2, Side 1: Lubbock city government, F. E. Wheelock attends school in Minneapolis, Minnesota (6), How the Nicolet Hotel got its name (28), Dr. Overton removes tonsils on drug store counter (70), School house burns (97), Social events -- birthdays, etc. (120), Literary Society (158), Mother's Club of Lubbock (173), Social leaders and early fashions (203), Local seamstresses (221), Making preserves (240)

Tape 2, Side 2: Dietary change (253), Chautauqua circuit (353), Mr. Payne's motion picture theater -- Opera House (390), Husking bees, a social even (419)

Range Dates: 1880-1959

Bulk Dates: 1880-1902

Access Information

Original Recording Format: open reel tape

Recording Format Notes: digitized Fall 2015, Audio CD available in Reading Room

Transcript: no

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