Rush, Rufus 1958-08-05

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Rufus Rush, a pioneer Lubbock resident, talks about his family’s ranch and early developments in the county.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Rufus Rush

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 05, 1958

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jean A. Paul

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: George A. Rush, father, Moved from Mississippi to Texas after the Civil War, Established Rush Ranch in Lubbock County (1898), Rush Ranch, Freight wagons maintained for ranch use, Winter feeding of horses practiced, Windmills and tanks erected in fenced pastures, Ranch neighbors, Managing a herd of cattle, South Plains veterinary medicine a home remedy affair.

Tape 1, Side 2: Inhospitality a hallmark of the XIT Syndicate, "One Sock" Wilson, well-driller on the South Plains, Severe winters strike the range, Blizzard of 1918, Stock loading pens built north of Yellowhouse Canyon on the Santa Fe Railroad line, First cotton planting on a large scale.

Tape 2, Side 1: Excursion trains to Plainview, Patrons came to Lubbock to appraise land, No need for an immigration association in Lubbock, World War I, Increased agricultural activity on South Plains.

Tape 2, Side 2: Amusements in Lubbock, Description of Lubbock in late 1890s and early 1900s, Organization of Home Rule in Lubbock, First aldermen, W. A. "Uncle Gus" Carlisle, Important figure in Lubbock’s early development, Pushed into obscurity due to lack of a "champion", Judge George R. Bean.

Range Dates: 1898-1920

Bulk Dates: 1898-1920

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