Crump, Bob 1958-07-00

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Bob Crump, a member of one of Lubbock County’s pioneer families, discusses Lubbock’s early history, focusing on the ranching operations in the area and on the early town building projects in Lubbock and surrounding communities.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bob Crump

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Date: July, 1958

Location: Shallowater, Texas

Interviewer: Jean A. Paul

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Early schooling (5), Spying out West Texas Lands (70), Trip to the Plains (100), Sod Houses (135), Well-digging on the Plains (166), Description of South Plains (213), Freight trip to Amarillo (250), Singer's Store (280), Reverend Bandy, town-builder (329), F. E. Wheelock and Townsite (350), "North Town" saloon (381), Rival Town established (492), "South Town" saloon (504), Post office in Lubbock (539), Nicolett Hotel (592), Now Lubbock in 1891 (609), Lubbock Jailhouse (668) Sunday school, Miss Minnie Tubbs (725) and subscription school, O'Hara Hotel (825)

Tape 1, Side 2: Boxed houses in Lubbock (13), Sale of lands (80), Railroad buildings in area (58), Open Range Cattle (90), Fencing (129), Ranching epic in Lubbock (150), "Hale City" (323) and "Epworth", Severe weather (374), Drought of 1894 (423), Cattleman-nester friction (460), Early irrigation (512), Planting trees for fenceposts in 1903 (535), Trips from ranch to town (570), Holiday celebrations (661), First veterinarian (712), "Trades" Days in Lubbock (765), Sale of Ranchland to farmers (804)

Range Dates: 1903-1958

Bulk Dates: 1903-1958

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