Whitney, Henry Hobson 1972-10-20

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Henry Whitney, a retired construction engineer and longtime resident of Lubbock, discusses his early life in the Hub City.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Henry Hobson Whitney

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 20, 1972

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Bob Nash

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: To Lubbock from Paris, Texas (1922), Worked for Rich McCrummins, Description of ranch, Weather, Water, Wild game found in Lubbock area, Sandstorms (1922), To Shallowater, Texas, Worked for Emmett Wright, Early Lubbock, Nicolette Hotel, Anecdote about Rollie Burns, Myrick Building constructed (1925), Lubbock Hotel constructed (1925-26), County Courthouse, Population, Street paving, Cotton farming (1923), Cotton gin, Other crops grown in area, Texas Technological College (1924), Groundbreaking, Surrounding area, Construction work done, Quit to get crop in, Worked for Panhandle Construction Company (1924), Concrete mixer, Pavement of streets, Fences around early Lubbock, Panhandle Construction Company (again), Wages earned, Construction of houses, Growth of Lubbock, Hauled bricks (1932), Depression (1930s), Anecdote about getting a job, Worked for R. D. Mackley (1943).

Tape 1, Side 2: Early Lubbock (again), Residents, Businesses, Availability of alcohol, Lubbock Journal, Transportation, roads, Shallowater baseball team, Married (1923), Ku Klux Klan, Family and death of son (1924-25), Children, Broadway Church of Christ, Early churches, Petroleum product prices, Born in Howard County, Arkansas, Family traveled to Paris, Texas (1909), Traveled by covered wagon, Wagon yard described, Worked on cattle train to Lubbock, Worked for Emmett Wright (again), Digging mesquite, Gold as form of currency, Dollar bills.

Range Dates: 1900-1940

Bulk Dates: 1922-1940

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