Program of History Roundtable 1958-12-04

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The discussion involves the early history of Dickens County and the towns of Dickens and Spur, Texas, including the first bank, newspaper, train, store and inn mentioned.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Program of History Roundtable

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 04, 1958

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: History Roundtable

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Trail herds discussed, Last buffalo killed, Last Indian depredations and last white person captured by Indians named and discussed, First white child born in Dickens, Founding of Spur described, First church in Dickens (1888), First wedding in Dickens, First school and first county seat election, First cotton gin in area located, First bank, First newspaper, First train into Spur, First inn in Spur, Dr. Walker mentioned, Mrs. Blackwell tells a humorous story of a kangaroo court in Dickens, Mrs. Burns tells of her father’s experience in Dickens, Mrs. Foster describes Dickens, Mail deliveries discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1880s-1958

Bulk Dates: 1888-?

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