Crawford, John C 1979-12-07

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John C. Crawford relates many memories of personalities, places and occurrences in early Lubbock, as well as his family background.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: John C. Crawford

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Date: December 7, 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: To Lubbock, Texas (1913), Family background, Marion Crawford, father, From North Carolina, Travel to Texas, Mule skinner, Slaughter Ranch, Cowboy (1900-1905), Early families, McCormick, Caraway, Slaughter, J. D. Peeler, Construction job, To town, Bronc busting, Lubbock, Appearance, Stores, Father, Business ventures, Grocery store, Express service, Windmill service, Process, Lubbock, Ranch boundaries, Buildings, Wooden, City band, Smylie Wilson, organizer, Model T Fords, Speed, Roads, Travel, Water supply, Springs

Tape 1, Side 2: Father, Blacksmith business, J. D. Caldwell, Dry goods business, To Dalhart, Texas, A. B. Greene, Father, Plumbing business, Location, Associates, J. K. Miller, M. M. Kaufman, J. D. Peeler, Bathroom fixtures, Mr. Wheelock, Surveyor, Courthouse Square, Buildings, Judge J. J. Dillard, Fourth of July celebrations, Courthouses, Streets, Brick pavement, Masonic Lodge, Nicolett Hotel, House construction, Method, Lumber, Freighters, Post, Texas, Wild fruit, Plumbers tools, Men's fashion, Handlebar moustache, Sideburns, Will Crawford, uncle, Confectionery

Tape 2, Side 1: World War I, Soldiers, Drilling, World War II, Texas State Guard, Education, Building, Airplanes (1918), Polo, Field, Horses, George Wolffarth, Town, Namesake, Dust storms, Static electricity, 1920s, Lubbock, High school graduation (1929), Great Depression, Early signs, Suicides, Effect on Lubbock, Westerner Athletic Review, Texas Tech University, Size, Establishment, Celebration, Occupations, McIlhaney dairy, Butter making, Farming, Land conversion, Town growth, Machinery, Crops

Tape 2, Side 2: Occupations (continued), Grocery business, Construction, Amos Harris, partner, Techniques, Commercial buildings, Residences, Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, New Mexico, Draftsman, Lubbock, World War II, Federal Housing Administration, Aid to builders, Great Depression, Chow line (1930-1935), Work Projects Administration, Irene T. Monk, wife, Marriage, Entertainment, Street dances, Ross Edwards, "Fiddling mayor", Prohibition, Corn liquor, Bootleggers

Range Dates: 1900-1979

Bulk Dates: 1900-1935

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