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George Kuykendall talks about his life and business pursuits in both Muleshoe and Lubbock over the years, along with some early histories of those communities and descriptions of his home in Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: George P. Kuykendall

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 14 and May 24, 1974; February 7 and 10, 1978; October 17, 1979

Location: Muleshoe and Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Muleshoe Study Club, David Murrah, Bobby, Weaver, Wendell Bell, Sandy Henry

Length: 3 hours, 35 minutes (total)


Tape 1, Side 1: Recollections of family, early life, Opening of bank in Muleshoe (1913), Description of early Muleshoe, Muleshoe personalities recalled, Creation of market for red top cane established, Anecdotes concerning friends and neighbors and bank business, Organization of Bailey County (1918), Fraudulent election claimed, Confrontation with Dimmitt over Bailey County records, Anecdote about train being stopped by snow, Objectives of study club examined.

Tape 1, Side 2: Kuykendall presents the study club with $100.

Tape 2, Side 1: Gives family background, Moved to Muleshoe and opened a bank (1913-14), Worked as a cashier, Later became president of the bank, Had a business partnership with Mr. Elrod, Consolidated with Friona bank, Was acquainted with the man who bought the Warren Ranch, Describes E. K. Warren, Explains the organization of Bailey County and Muleshoe as the county seat (1918), Was chairman of the school board, Left Muleshoe (1919), Came to Lubbock and began a Chevrolet business (1924), Is now a stockholder of the bank he began, Names Muleshoe area ranchers.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Tape 3, Side 1: To Muleshoe, Texas (1914), Banking, Partners, C. W. Harrison, D. W. Dunn, Farwell, Texas, Muleshoe, Population, Railroad, Ranches, Irrigation, Hog and grain market, Crops, Money supply, School, Continental Oil Company, Jess Elrod, partner, Transportation, Railroad, Automobiles (1914), Telephone, Barbed wire fences, Fuels, Natural gas, Coal, Kerosene, Cow chips, Sandstorms, Land sales, Irrigation, Muleshoe, Growth, Bailey County, Texas, Organization (1918), County officials.

Tape 3, Side 2: Farm size, Irrigation, Machinery, Water supply, Amarillo, Texas (1914), Mary Esther Rodgers, wife, Marriage (1915), Children, Clovis, New Mexico, Banking, Lubbock, Texas (1924), Chevrolet business, Banking business, West Texas economics, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Agriculture, Farm machinery, Crops.

Tape 4, Side 1: Construction of home, Lubbock schools, Paving, To Lubbock (1924), Chamber of Commerce involvement, Overton Addition improvements, House improvements.

Tape 4, Side 2: Interior description of house, Description of articles in home.

Tape 5, Side 1: John J. Dillard, founder of Lubbock Avalanche, Owns section of land, Dr. Paul Horn, Texas Tech president, Born in Erath County, Texas (1890), Employment, Lubbock churches.

Tape 5, Side 2: Blank

Tape 6, Side 1: Background, Born: Erath County, Texas (August 14, 1890), Moved to Oklahoma (1898), Education, Business college, Sulphur, Oklahoma, Jobs, Moved to Muleshoe, Texas (1914), Part-owner of bank, Deposits, Mary Vester Rodgers, wife, Moved to Clovis, New Mexico, Vice president of bank, Moved to Lubbock, Texas (April 1924), Bought Chevrolet car dealership, Sold business (1955), Kuykendall house, Location, Cost, Improvements, Number of rooms, Trim, Fireplace tiles, Walls, Basement, Entertaining, meetings, Family, Furniture, Exterior of house, Trees, Weather vane, Celebrations, Kitchen, Living room, Air conditioning ducts, Laundry chute, Kitchen (again), Appliances.

Tape 6, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1890-1979

Bulk Dates: 1913-1979

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