Tubbs, Oscar 1959-09-12

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Oscar Tubbs, one of a prominent pioneer family, tells of his life in early Lubbock and some of the important events which happened during that time.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Oscar Tubbs

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 12, 1959

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Seymour V. Connor

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: History of Tubbs family, Land purchases and prices discussed, Judge W. D. Crump, D. F. Goss and H. N. Bandy and their connection in building a town, Wheelock and Rayner built a town, The Tubbs family moved into Monterey, Howard Rayner mentioned, W. A. Carlisle acts as agent for Rayner, Origin of the name of Monterey, Houses and owners of early Lubbock, Tubbs family moved to present site of Monterey Senior High School, First school held in Lubbock and location, Church meetings and their location, History of the first jail house in Lubbock, Date of first school session, Methods of moving buildings, County organization mentioned, Incorporation of Lubbock, Railroads, Altus, Lubbock and Roswell Railroad, Cut of railroad east from Clovis, New Mexico, Fight for county seat of Lubbock, O. L. Slaton and Carlisle mentioned as leaders of Lubbock, Mr. Tubbs’ automobile garage.

Tape 1, Side 2: First automobiles in Lubbock, First telephone in Lubbock, Orpheum Theater and owner, Names of early Lubbock streets.

Range Dates: 1890-1910

Bulk Dates: 1890-1910

Access Information

Original Recording Format:open audio reel

Recording Format Notes: digitized January 2016; available on CD in SWC Reading Room

Transcript: none

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