Mayfield, T H 1970-10-12

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T. H. Mayfield compares the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970, with the one that hit Bellevue on April 26, 1906, when he was living there. He also talks about his teaching career.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: T.H. Mayfield

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 12, 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Harry Krenck

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Reference to Lubbock tornado (May 11, 1970), Bellevue tornado (April 26, 1906), Events prior to tornado, Weather conditions, Shelter in cellar, Description of storm damage, Injuries and deaths, Assistance from neighboring towns, J. K. Wester, school superintendent, Description of Bellevue (1970), Reference to Bible, Bellevue tornado (again), Weather conditions (again), Sound, Description of injuries sustained by townspeople, Comparison between Bellevue and Lubbock tornadoes, Destruction caused by air pressure, Bellevue, Texas, Contributions and help after tornado, Effect of storm on townspeople, Anecdote about hysterical woman, Food and supply contributions, Rebuilding, T. H. Mayfield, Teaching career, Teacher’s certification, Salary, School curriculum, Discipline philosophy, Anecdote about unruly student.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1906-1970

Bulk Dates: 1906-1970

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