Rush, Rufus 1958-08-05
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),
Freight wagons maintained for ranch use,
Winter feeding of horses practiced,
Windmills and tanks erected in fenced pastures,
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,
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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