Tipps, Mrs Ted and Mrs John Jarrott 1971-07-06

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Mrs. Tipps and Mrs. Jarrott, daughters of Lubbock pioneer Frank E. Wheelock, recall personalities and social life in early Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Ted Tipps and Mrs. John Jarrott

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 06, 1971

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Mmes. Tipps and Jarrott characterize their father, Frank E. Wheelock, Hunt and Wheelock store mentioned, IOA Ranch liquidation, Early Lubbock hotel (Nicolett ?) recalled, Describe early Lubbock jail, Wild fruit at Buffalo Springs, Early Lubbock social events discussed, Lubbock "opera house" and subsequent movie theater mentioned, Events occurring during Lubbock chautauqua, Mollie Bailey and Harley Sadler shows, Note that former home was at present site of Great Plains Life Building, "Playing the Edison", Parents’ marriage recalled, Recollections of early Lubbock churches.

Tape 1, Side 2: Mr. Jarrott’s background and ranching career mentioned, Describe dances at country schoolhouses, Neighbors in Cochran County recalled, Reasons for Frank Wheeler’s retirement, How money was lost on oil company investment, Jarrott’s career recalled (again), Mr. Tipps’ background and career, List important factors in Lubbock’s growth, Anecdote about Uncle Tank Martin who lived in the Lubbock County Courthouse, "Grandma Sherman," Lubbock entertainer, characterized, Express attitudes toward Texas Tech.

Range Dates: 1891-1920s

Bulk Dates: 1891-1920s

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