1900 De Leon, Texas Blacksmith Shop

This blacksmith shop was owned in 1900 by J.J. Smith of De Leon, Texas who was the father of Hiram Smith.  Mr. Smith is pictured on the left, a hired man in the middle, and Sam Short is on the right.

I have taken this from my 1986 Comanche County History calendar. If you happen to have this photo, Texans United would love to have a copy of it. It was submitted to the calendar committee by the Comanche Chief.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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One Response to 1900 De Leon, Texas Blacksmith Shop

  1. Benny Ezzell says:

    Enjoyed your story on the womens basketball team. My mother,Oleana Ezzell was on the team that went to state in (approx.) 1939 from Rising Star TX. They had to take up money around town to have enough gas money to go. She was on the B team and they didn’t have room for her and some others to go. Betty Fisher is one of the members that got to go. Her daughter lives in De leon. Both Betty and mother are alive and doing well. Mom is 89 and Betty is in her 90’s. My dads mother was born in 1900 and we have a picture of her in a basketball uniform probably from around 1916!!

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