Kendrick, Harve 1975-12-12

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Harve Kendrick recalls Lubbock during the 1920s, discussing the growth of the city and the establishment of Texas Tech.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Harve Kendrick

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 12, 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Joanna Shurbet

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Move to Lubbock from Hubbard City, Texas, Reasons for move, Job history, Expansion of Lubbock city limits, Population of Lubbock (1920), Establishment of Texas Technological College, Celebration, Selection of Lubbock as site, Aid of local organizations, Aid of Senator William H. Bledsoe, Appreciation of land value of campus area, Friendship with Senator Bledsoe, Kendrick children’s careers at Texas Tech, Anecdote about "Whizzer" White, Southern heritage, Grandfather fought with both Union and Confederate troops, Life in Indian Territory (1900), Bledsoe’s aid in establishing Texas Tech at Lubbock, Area people’s aid, Cornerstone celebration, Anecdotes about Dr. Paul Horn, Gardens in early Lubbock, Common plants, Mr. Kendrick’s innovations, Mr. Kendrick’s garden.

Tape 1, Side 2: lanting of Siberian trees, Ranching prevalent (1920s), Dry land farming methods, Effects of drought, Location of cotton farms, Boll weevils, Tornadoes, Dust storms, Kendrick’s aid to Texas Tech students, Kendrick family military service, Hog farm at 19th Street and University Avenue, Early mail route, Lubbock tornado (1970), Other storms, Honesty of Lubbock citizens, Anecdote about J. Z. Porter, Praise of Lubbock climate, Unpredictable, Big rain (1941), Changes in Lubbock, Crime increase, Increase of "Yankee" population.

Range Dates: 1900-1970

Bulk Dates: 1900-1970

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