Thompson, Pearl Jackson 1978-06-22

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Mrs. Thompson discusses her early life on a small ranch and her later experiences and life in Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Pearl Jackson Thompson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 22, 1978

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 1 hour 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: West Texas (1890), Land, Dickens County, Open range, Cowboys, Chuck wagon, Dugouts, Food, Indians, Entertainment, Church services, School, Joe Harold, teacher, Size, Circuit riders, Rev. Stigal, Matador Land and Cattle Company, John Smith, wagon manager, L. Wood, John Jackson, range boss, Joe Jackson, father, Billy Clark, cowboy, "Pitchfork kid", Spur Land Company, Establishment, Railroad, Supplies.

Tape 1, Side 2: Supplies (continued), "Going to town", Cotton, Crops, Livestock, Breeds, Medical care, Mrs. McCarty, Doctors, Water supply, Garden, Marriage (1909), Texico, New Mexico, T. Bell, boarder, Early Texas Tech student, Lubbock, Texas (1928), Texas Technological College, Appearance, Students, Teachers, Clifford B. Jones, Roads, Matador, Texas, Shopping, Tornadoes, Dust storms.

Tape 2, Side 1: Siblings, Mail, Games, Dances, Callers, Cowboys, Horses, Firewood, Stoves, Clothing, Men, Women, Riding habit.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1890-1930

Bulk Dates: 1890-1930

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