Lubbock Women's Club History Roundtable 1958-11-06

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Various women discuss their lives and early Brownfield, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lubbock Women's Club History Roundtable

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 06, 1958

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Various Speakers

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Early photographs, Cotton hauled to Big Spring, Texas, Courthouse (1904), Masons, Charlene Daniel, Lubbock teacher, Speaker, [Mrs. Roy (Lois) Wingerd], First baby of Terry County, Texas, Born in Nolan County, Texas, To Terry County (1902), Establishment of Terry County (1876), Named for Colonel Benjamin F. Terry, Previously attached to Martin County, Texas, Early Indian population, Old cemeteries, First settlers (1900s), Cowboy life around 1900, Beginning of small farmers, Gomez, Texas, Early families, School and land sale, At Stanton, Texas, Dispute between Gomez and Brownfield settlers, Beginning of Brownfield, Texas (1903), Land bought from A. M. Brownfield, Town named for grandfather M. V. Brownfield, County organized (1904), Brownfield named county seat, First town officials, Feelings between Gomez and Brownfield, First Christmas in Brownfield (1904), People honored at 50th anniversary, Results of early Brownfield, Speaker, [Mozelle Treadway Fitzgerald], First school in Terry County (1903), At Gomez, Four school districts organized (1904), First teacher in Brownfield (1904), Mrs. J. L. Randal, First school room, Transportation to school.

Tape 1, Side 2: First school (continued), Smallpox epidemic, J. L. Randell, second teacher (1905), Mrs. Randal directed school and town plays, Randal home, Mr. and Mrs. Randal opened a drugstore, Four room build, built (1908), Additions, First graduating class (1910), Early principals, Mrs. Ivy Green Savage, Graduated in 1913 (age 14), Mrs. Fitzgerald began teaching (1914), Teaching conditions, Taught 31 years in Brownfield, First brick school built (1919), First high school built (1925), Second high school built (1929), Consolidation program (1941), Jessie G. Randal School (ca. 1942), Recent Brownfield superintendents, New high school built (1951), New elementary school built (1956), School population (1958), Performance by choral group, Speaker, [Katherine Cardwell], Name of the Heritage Roundtable, Types of "heritage", To Brownfield (age 9), Family activities in Brownfield, Church activities, Store owned by Mr. Banosky and Doc Powell, Dairy contents (1912), Powell and Banosky Mercantile, Burned (1912), Store owned by father, Merchandise sold, Speaker made furniture as a child, Worked at Post Office, School play (age 16).

Tape 2, Side 1: Katherine Cardwell (continued), Teaching career, One-teacher school, Duties, Married J. D. Cardwell (age 18), J. D. Cardwell, Managed Kemp Lumber Company in Brownfield, Duties, Managed telephone exchange, Lived in a back apartment, Brownfield band, A GAP OF SILENCE APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES IN LENGTH, Heritage, values of Brownfield, Katherine Cardwell (again), Doll owned by mother, Speaker [Mrs. Lynn Prideaux], Prideaux Lumber Company, Summary, To Lubbock, Texas (1923).

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1876-1958

Bulk Dates: 1904-1929

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