Shepherd, Mrs M L 1958-07-23

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Mrs. Shepherd, daughter of pioneer Baptist pastor B. F. Dixon, recalls early activities and prominent members of the Baptist congregation in Lubbock, in addition to the early history of Lubbock prior to 1909. Early agricultural activity on the South Plains is also mentioned.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. M.L. Shepherd

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 23, 1958

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jean Paul

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Hazards of trip across Plains by wagon (1905), Quicksand in rivers, Personal belongings left behind when began the trip, Rev. Dixon’s first home in Lubbock, Second home, W. P. Florence’s wife visits the Dixon home to be near doctor at birth of her child, W. P. Florence, First Baptist Church, Parsonage, Sunday schools.

Tape 1, Side 2: Prominent members of Lubbock Baptist congregation, Rollie C. Burns, E. Y. Lee, Others, Antagonism by some "toughs" in town against ministers, Mercy errands to afflicted families, Ladies’ Aid Societies in church, Revivals, Cow chip expeditions, Corn burned in stoves, Children’s pastimes, Uncle "Tank" Martin, Uncle Tank removes warts.

Tape 2, Side 1: Christmas celebrations, Fourth of July, Christmas (again), Summer picnics and first iced drinks, Buffalo Springs a traditional campsite.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1905-1909

Bulk Dates: 1905-1909

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