McCullogh, N B 1968, 1970

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Tape 1: N. B. McCullough, Lubbock director of public utilities, gives a short history of city services in Lubbock, including the early paving of roads, water and sewer installment, electricity and the housing boom. Tape 2: He recalls the effect of the 1970 tornado on Lubbock public utilities.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: N.B. McCullogh

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 28, 1968; 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: John Abshire, Stan Valcik

Length: 1 hour 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical material, Lubbock (1938), Listing of officials, City Hall location and offices, Population, Street paving, Water and sewer installment, Home building boom, World War II effects, Sewage plant, Housing, 1945, Contracting, 1940-1950, Right-of-way department establishment, Number of city employees, Electricity, Engines, Cost, Future of the city.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Assigned function in emergency plan described, Mentions actions and events prior to storm, Cites attempts to determine power damage, Further discussion of power plants, diesel engines, auxiliary power units, and their repair, Description of power generation system of Lubbock, Private power company in Lubbock and its damage from tornado mentioned, Acknowledges assistance from outside cities, Retention of supplies discussed, Comments on auxiliary power equipment provided by federal money.

Tape 2, Side 2: Auxiliary federal power generators at Lubbock airport mentioned, Estimates time and method of return to adequate normal power, Assessment of damage of power stations and equipment, Reviews plan to retire power plant #1, Suggestions for future disasters, Complete return to normalcy projected, Reports need of state-wide organization for assistance during disasters.

Range Dates: 1938-1970

Bulk Dates: 1938-1970

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