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Famous People from Floyd County, Texas.
Maurice Ewing

Born in Lockney, Texas on May 12, 1906, Ewing was the eldest child of of large farming family in Floyd, County. He was pioneering geophysicist, during his career he published over 340 scientific papers. He served as president of the American Geophysical Union and the Seismological Society of America. He led over 50 oceanic expeditions. He made many contributions to oceanography, including the discovery of the SOFAR Channel, the invention of the sofar bomb, and did much fundamental work on plate tectonics. He was the chief scientist on board the Glomar Challenger. He originated Project Mogul, an early program to detect Soviet nuclear weapons tests. William Maurice "Doc" Ewing died in Galveston, Texas May 4, 1974.

 

Books About Floyd County People and Places

Books about Floyd County Texas, Floydada and Lockney

History Of Floyd County 1876-1979

Walking From Lockney To Jerusalem - by Coy Reece Holley from Lockney Texas

One corner of Heaven - by Blanche Scott Rutherford - memoir of life in Floyd County 1888 - 1964

Floyd County Cookbooks

Floyd County Yearbooks - Floydada and Lockney Schools

Books by Authors from Floyd County Texas

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Floyd County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Floydada, Lockney, Aiken, Barwise, Dougherty and South Plains, Texas

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