Clapp, K N 1955-02-00

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K. N. Clapp, who originated the idea of Prairie Dog Town at Mackenzie Park in Lubbock, discusses the habits and characteristics of the prairie dogs, their mounds, foods and alarm systems. He concludes this talk, delivered to the History Roundtable of the Lubbock Women’s Club, with a short history of Coronado’s journey.

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Interviewee Name: K. N. Clapp [Speaker]

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Date: February 1955

Location: History Roundtable

Interviewer: Delivered to History Roundtable

Length: 35 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: K. N. Clapp saved prairie dogs from extermination (1), Poisoning of prairie dogs discussed (18), Location of prairie dogs nationally (39), Lubbock was center of largest prairie dog town ever known, 2500 sq. miles, Boundaries given with prairie dog population (40), K. N. Clapp's article on prairie dogs mentioned (85), Prairie dogs named by Lewis and Clark (95), History of prairie dogs given (96), Dimensions of prairie dog hole given and hole described (114), Alarm system of prairie dogs explained (150), Diet of prairie dog discussed (170), Birth rate discussed along with the present population (195), Principal enemies mentioned (220), Confinement of prairie dogs (257), Prairie dogs as pets (293)

Tape 1, Side 2: Burying of prairie dogs (420), There is also a short history of Coronado's journey on this side

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