Program of History Roundtable 1958-12-04
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 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-?
Original Recording Format:
Recording Format Notes:
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