Leaverton, Joe 1979-11-26

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Joe Leaverton, son of David Leaverton who built Lubbock High School, discusses the school and briefly talks about the Leaverton family.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Joe Leaverton

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 26, 1979

Location: New York, New York

Interviewer: Betty Fried

Length: 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Joe Leaverton [speaker], To Lubbock (1923), From Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, David Leaverton, father, Grapeland business, Children attended Lubbock schools, Buildings built, Contract for Lubbock High School, Concrete floor repoured, Lubbock High School building, Tower, Appearance, David Leaverton (again), Family’s help with construction, Oil distribution business, Retired (1957), Bought land, Joe Leaverton farmed for him, Leaverton children’s occupations, Joe Leaverton graduated from high school (1930), Leaverton children (again), Younger brother and sister graduated from Lubbock, High School, Incident: accident during construction, Leaverton house in Lubbock, Growth of Lubbock discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1923-1957

Bulk Dates: 1923-1957

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