Nash, Bob 1970, 1971, 1975

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Tape 1: Bob Nash, assistant manager of radio station KFYO, presents his recollections of and involvement with the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970. Tape 2: Nash discusses the life and career of Nicholas Nolan, Captain of the 10th U. S. Cavalry. Tape 3: He narrates a slide show concerning the history of Lubbock and the need for preservation of cultural resources.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bob Nash

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: 1970; September 1, 1971; 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Stan Valcik, Westerners, and Lubbock Historic Site Survey

Length: 1 hour 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Assigned function in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) given, Actions prior to and immediately following the tornado related, Operations at EOC described, Talks about events occurring and work being done during the night, following the tornado, Lack of panic reported, Mentions lack of coordination, Comments on reaction of people in EOC, Aid from outside sources discussed, Reasons given for failure of back-up communication power system, Influx of outside news media, Relates accomplishments and problems of EOC.

Tape 1, Side 2: Organizational procedures set up in EOC by Bob Wilson, assistant city manager, Estimates length of EOC operations, Reports of Emergency Broadcast System discussed.

Tape 2, Side 1: Nicholas Nolan, Early military career, Third Seminole War, Civil War, Battle of Bull Run, Captain of 10th U. S. Cavalry (Buffalo Soldiers).

Tape 2, Side 2: Nolan’s participation in military expeditions, Lost Expedition (1877).

Tape 3, Side 1: Song: "The Prairie’s My Home", Lubbock, Texas, Prehistory, Singer’s Store (1882), Monterey, Texas vs. Lubbock, Business, Problems, Transportation, Water, Growth, 1900-1919, 1920-1929, 1930-1939, 1940-1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1975, Importance of history to cities, Historic resources, Cultural values, Economic values, Site preservation, Change, Music.

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 20,000 B.C. - A.D. 1975

Bulk Dates: 1877-1975

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