Hunt, Alvan G and Homer 1958-05-01

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Alvan and Homer Hunt lead a discussion on the landmarks and structures of early Lubbock. Old buildings are located according to present ones, and customs and habits of early townspeople are mentioned.

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Interviewee Name: Alvan G and Homer Hunt

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Date: May 1, 1958

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Speech to History Roundtable

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: George Boles Ranch, George M. Hunt operated the Nicolett Hotel, Ed Green mentioned, School facilities (c. 1892), Singer’s store, Lubbock County courthouse, Citizen’s National Bank organized, Hunt and Wheelock Mercantile store, W. A. Bacon mentioned, Popular store items named, Lubbock’s first service station, First car in Lubbock (and owner) named, Lubbock Iron Works, Lou Stubbs’ Livery Stable, Lubbock Opera House, Frank Wheelock and the IOA Ranch, Wheelock brought first bicycle to Lubbock, Ruth Hussey mentioned.

Tape 1, Side 2: First registered Hereford brought here by George Boles, First train to come into Lubbock (1909), Tragedy before Lubbock railroad finished, Picnics at Buffalo Springs, First irrigation well, Reasons for Texas Tech’s establishment in Lubbock (1923), A few plants in Lubbock, George M. Hunt mentioned.

Range Dates: 1892-1923

Bulk Dates: 1892-1923

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