NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: McPherson, Clint

Date of interview: February 21, 1987
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (30 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Clint McPherson discusses the establishment and growth of the wine industry on the South Plains and the Llano Estacado Winery, Lubbock’s first.

Topics:
Agriculture—grape growing
Wine industry—Llano Estacado Winery (1975)

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: McPherson, Meda Burks

Date of interview: June 27, 1967
Location of interview: Hamilton, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (50 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Meda Burks McPherson discusses incidents relating to her life and family, along with occurrences in the lives of other early settlers of Hamilton.

Topics:
Family life and background
Community and social life
Education—pioneer schools and literary societies
Frontier life and settlement—Texas
Indian depredations
Norwegian communities—Texas
Ranches—social events

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: McSpadden, Mrs. S. J., Miss Wiley and Someone else (no name)

Date of interview: June 6, 1968
Location of interview: Marfa, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (1 hour, 30 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: On Side 1, Mrs. McSpadden, 100 years old, gives scant autobiographical information and a few anecdotes. Miss Wiley gives a very thorough history of Van Horn, Texas, including significant occurrences and a few pertinent biographies. The third speaker is on for about five minutes and gives no data but apparently is an early postmistress.

Topics:
Frontier life and settlement
Indian depredations
Hudspeth County, Texas—history and early pioneers
Mexican Revolution—bandit raids
Aviation—plane crashes

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: McWhorter, Owen 1

Date of interview: July 10 and 15, 1958
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (1 hour, 30 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Owen McWhorter, executive of Lubbock National Bank, recalls his early life on the South Plains and relates the effect of the Plains environment on women. He also discusses the growth of Lubbock and the reasons behind its growth.

Topics:
Family life and background
Agriculture—early experimentation
Automobile dealerships—early years
Frontier life and settlement—Lubbock area and eastern New Mexico
Housing units and additions—Lubbock
Great Depression—effect on Lubbock
Land sales and distribution
Railroads—increased settlement and expansion
Ranch life
Utilities and businesses—early Lubbock

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: McWhorter, Owen 2

Date of interview: March 31, 1976
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (1 hour, 50 minutes)

Brief synopsis of interview: Owen McWhorter, a Lubbock attorney, speaks of the development of Lubbock County, with special emphasis on the growth of the city and area farming. He also notes early settlers and the establishment of his law practice.

Topics:
Agriculture—irrigation and other changing modes
Cochran and Hockley Counties—organized (1921-23)
Crime rates
Downtown Lubbock—decay and revitalization efforts
Economic influences
Land sales and distribution
Office of Price Administration
World War II—Housing boom and Reese Air Force Base
William P. Soash
S. S. Rush—first cotton in Lubbock County

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: McWhorter, Owen 3

Date of interview: May 6, 1982
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (2 hours)

Brief synopsis of interview: Lubbock attorney Owen McWhorter discusses the development of Lubbock County from 1907 to the 1940s.

Topics:
Agriculture—alfalfa
Cattle—losses and drift fences
Crime—early trials for murder and robbery
Ku Klux Klan
Land sales and distribution
Lubbock County—early offices
Prohibition—bootlegging
Spade Ranch—antelope
Utilities—first telephone lines
Water conservation—early irrigation wells
M. C. Overton
George W. Singer—location of first store

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: McWhorter, Owen 4

Date of interview: May 6, 1982
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 2 tapes (2 hours)

Brief synopsis of interview: Lubbock attorney Owen McWhorter discusses the development of Lubbock County from 1907 to the 1940s.

Topics:
Agriculture—alfalfa
Cattle—losses and drift fences
Crime—early trials for murder and robbery
Ku Klux Klan
Land sales and distribution
Lubbock County—early offices
Prohibition—bootlegging
Spade Ranch—antelope
Utilities—first telephone lines
Water conservation—early irrigation wells
M. C. Overton
George W. Singer—location of first store

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NAME OF PERSON INTERVIEWED: McWhorter, Owen 5

Date of interview: March 30, 1983
Location of interview: Lubbock, Texas
Length of interview: 1 tape (1 hour)

Brief synopsis of interview: Owen McWhorter discusses his family history and that of the German community in Lubbock County.

Topics:
Family life and background
Ethnic minorities—discrimination
German-American communities—Texas
Ku Klux Klan
Livestock—cattle trade and commission companies
Mennonites—Texas
J. Frank Norfleet
Spade Ranch—antelope in pasture
Slaton, Texas—German community

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