Henson, Walter D 1978-08-23

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Walter Henson, a member of the first graduating class of Texas Tech, discusses early days of Tech, along with his career as an educator and county judge in the Texas Panhandle.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Walter D. Henson

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Date: August 23, 1978

Location: Dalhart, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Texas Technological College (1928), Campus, Buildings, Professors, Dr. John Granbery, Dr. Mast, Housing, Classes, Teaching career (1928-1935), Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Amarillo Texas, Pay, Erosion techniques, Depression (1930s), Teaching in Dalhart, Texas, School enrollment, Script payment, Sandstorms, Black duster, Telephone joke, Health problems, Protection, Spring storms, Decline (late 1930s), Agriculture (1930s), Extent, Soil Conservation Service, Bureau of Reclamation (1937), Conservation methods, Irrigation (1930, 1950), Ranching industry, Texas paved roads, Amarillo to Canadian River, Texas Centennial program.

Tape 1, Side 2: County Judge (1949-1975), Knowledge of law, County Commissioners Court, Farm to Market roads, Acquisition of land, Economic value, Recreational value, Dallam and Hartley counties, County tax base, Railroads.

Range Dates: 1928-1975

Bulk Dates: 1928-1975

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