Bayless, Mrs Roscoe 1958-06-10

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Mrs. Bayless recalls her early life as a girl in turn-of-the-century Lubbock, including lack of running water, various chores and early diversions and entertainment for young people.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Roscoe Bayless

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Date: June 10-11, 1958

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jean A. Paul

Length: Interview 1: 1 hour; Interview 2: 2 hours


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: INTERVIEW ONE: Early Lubbock's appearance (1901) (4), Courthouse a community center (17), First Church building (19), Church construction (48), Church furnishings (53), Church activities, sermons, membership, baptisms in "tanks" (85), First lived in rented house (98), Lumber companies and housebuilding (140), Trading with early merchants (149), John P. Lewis' store (170), Lubbock Mercantile (180), Purchasing dress material (188), Early home life and carrying water (232), Typhoid epidemic mentioned (261)

Tape 1, Side 2: Early school days in Lubbock (268), (Sirens of passing fire trucks - 327), School drinking water and toilet (354), "Dunces" in school (375), Heating school in winter (390), Snowdrifts closed schools (405), Games at recess (430), Diversions and entertainment (447), Sleigh rides (452), Music and Dancing (462), Girls' party dresses (495), Dressmaking (523), Visitors arrive - end of interview (533)

Tape 2, Side 1: INTERVIEW TWO: (Interference from radio station KKG to 390) House building (415), Home decorations (425), Journey from Roscoe, Texas, to Lubbock (450), Description of home in Lubbock, again (500), Early homes in Lubbock (550), Household furniture (560), Heating in winter (750) "Bed-warming" (774), Fuel, corn burned in severe winter (850), Fuel conservation (870)

Tape 2, Side 2: Water heaters (20), Bathing and "bath room" (28), Soap-making and laundering (75), "Breaking" hard water (145), Women's undergarments (196), Mail order catalogs (207), Dressmaking (213), Early telephone service (221)

Tape 3, Side 1: Entertainment and diversions (315), Revival camp meetings (377), Carnivals (425), Skating rinks (473)

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1901-1958

Bulk Dates: 1901-1958


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