Fluke, Olive Tubbs, Roy Tubbs and Lucy Tubbs Revier 1958-07-24

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Three members of the Isham Tubbs family recall their life and early experiences in Lubbock. An early-day building contractor, Isham Tubbs served on the town’s first school board and was one of the first in the county to grow cotton. Mention is made of the severe windstorm that blew the cupola off the first county courthouse and destroyed several windmills.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Olive Tubbs Fluke, Roy Tubbs and Lucy Tubbs Revier

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: July 24, 1958

Location: Levelland, Texas

Interviewer: Jean A. Paul

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Old "South Town", Lands opened for settlement on South Plains, Dr. Marshburn, Trips for physician (Dr. Wayland) in Plainview, Mr. Isham Tubbs trades section of land for a mule, Freighting goods on plains, Bone collecting, Fence building, Three-day sandstorm blows down windmills and takes off courthouse cupola: 3, 4, 5 of April, 189_, Housebuilding on plains, Panic of 1908, Mr. Tubbs tries cotton-farming, Ranch hands, Roundups and horse-breaking, Mr. Bragg's Blacksmith shop and bucking horse incident, Rodeo in Lubbock on July 4, 1902, Autoraces in 1915, Jailhouse school, April Fool joke played on Miss Minnie Tubbs

Tape 1, Side 2: Tubbs family attends Minnie Tubbs' wedding in covered wagon, Mrs. Frank Revier attends school in 1902 near town of Wolfforth, Tubbs family rented house in Lubbock so that children could attend school in the winter, Severe winters close schools, Lone Star rural school, The Lubbock Leader, Trades days in Lubbock, Ranches in Lubbock county, Breaking up the Spade Ranch for sale in small lots, Resentment against farmers, Murder of Mr. Jarrott, "Claim-jumping" by nesters, South Plains a region of antelope and lakes, Men carried pistols as a matter of course, Murder in Shallowater

Range Dates: 1900-1910s

Bulk Dates: 1900-1910s

Access Information

Original Recording Format: open audio reel

Recording Format Notes: digitized January 2016, available on CD in SWC Reading Room

Transcript: none

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