Bean, George R 1957-10-03

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George R. Bean, an early settler, discusses the history and settlement of Lubbock County, Texas.

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Interviewee Name: George R. Bean

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Date: October 3, 1957

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: History Roundtable, Lubbock Women's Club

Length: 50 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Bean family history, Texas South Plains, Settlement of the United States, Texas South Plains as last frontier, Early land surveys of Texas, O. W. Williams, surveyor, Lubbock, Texas, area, Settlement of Lubbock County, Texas, Quakers established first settlement, Dr. William Hunt, first doctor, Development of South Plains, Importance of cattle to area, Availability of water, Importance of cotton to area, Other crops grown, Irrigation, Establishment of Lubbock, Founders, F. E. Wheelock, W. Raynor

Tape 1, Side 2: Establishment of Lubbock (continued), Lubbock selected County Seat, Early settlers, Danger from prairie fires, Early settlers, Descendants, Early uses of County Courthouse, Tang Martin, janitor, Origin of the name Lubbock

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