Bean, Judge George R 1958-08-08

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Judge Bean discusses early Lubbock County, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Judge George R. Bean

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Date: August 8, 1958

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jean A. Paul

Length: 3 hours, 30 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: First impression of South Plains marred by grasshopper plague in 1893 (12), Trailing cattle to the South Plains (33), Fence-building (100), Open ranges north of Lubbock in 1890 (118), Blizzard of 1905 drift northern cattle against a fence (130), Severe winter of 1915 (140), Line-riding and cowboy chores (150), Ranching with E. P. Earhart (190), Cattle sales to local drovers (200), Cattle "speculators" buy local cattle for sale in Amarillo (210), South Plains area around Lubbock dotted by small ranches (225), Typical South Plains ranch of about fifteen sections (235) Operated by Bean's father, Real Estate partnership with J. J. Dillard (287) in 1898

Tape 1, Side 2: Land held by speculators in other states (300), J. J. Dillard a school teacher in 1894 -- shared dugout with Judge Bean (350), Residential district in Lubbock in 1899-1900 (410), School teaching days in Lubbock (480), Methods of teaching "grades" in a one-room school (510), County Judge in 1902 (610), Little lawlessness in early Lubbock (640), Little campaigning marked county judge's election in early days (660), Lawyer represented "nesters" against large ranchers (690)

Tape 2, Side 1: Land values increase after RR arrived and even before (750), Railroad promotion led by Mr. Abernethy (790), Investments in the railroad "bonus" (830), Railroad building projects before Santa Fe (840), Early railroad project and its failure (5), Santa Fe agrees to build south if Lubbock pays bonus and provides right-of-way (20), Delegation goes to Plainview to talk to Santa Fe officials (27), Public interest in railroad's progress (60), Interview ends at (112)

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Tape 3, Side 1: Mention of "Uncle Gus" Carlisle (5), Builders (?) of Lubbock in early days (27), Railroad committees hold meetings (53), Railroad route is chosen (95), Town of Lubbock is incorporated (115), Uncle Gus Carlisle as a rancher (144), Uncle Gus Carlisle as an active prohibitionist (160), Texas Tech established in Lubbock (220), Texas Tech an important factor in growth of Lubbock (247), Will P. Florence (290)

Tape 3, Side 2: Lubbock Leader (320), Lubbock Sudan Grass Seed Association (424), Early irrigation in Lubbock County (514)

Tape 4, Side 1: Open range, North of Lubbock, Section location and purchasing, Railroad certificates, O. W. Williams, Lubbock surveyor, Severe weather (before 1905), Zack Williams, Rollie Burns, Lubbock County, Texas,organized (1890), Petition, City charter, Incorporation, Schools, Lubbock Commercial College

Tape 4, Side 2: City charter (continued), Lubbock Townsite Company (1905), W. E. Rayner, Railroad fever, Santa Fe Railroad, Elected County Judge (1902), Crime, Jarrott case, Uncle Tang Martin, Gus Carlisle, Captain Rayner, Judge W. D. Crump, W. P. Florence, Cotton, Cotton gin (1905), Lubbock Leader, Robert E. Lee Rogers

Range Dates: 1890-1915

Bulk Dates: 1890-1915


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