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Mrs. Stephens’ Class 1985-1986

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History is a funny thing, isn’t it? Say the word, and people’s eyes glaze over immediately. Ask someone if he would like to see his old class photo, and it never occurs to him that he not only is viewing … Continue reading

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Experiencing All That Was Goliad, Heritage Tourism Today

PRESIDIO LA BAHIA

There are those things that happen in life that are so huge, so overwhelming, so horrible, or so wonderful, for that matter, that they forever leave their mark upon a town and its people, a mark for which that town and those … Continue reading

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Herman Lehmann- Trapped Between 2 Cultures

Herman Lehmann, photo from findagrave.com

He Was White, And Then He Was Red, And Then He Was White Again… And He Struggled To Adjust I bought the book, Nine Years Among the Indians (1927, edited by J. Marvin Hunter), for Rickey years ago because I found it a fascinating and yet … Continue reading

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Now That’s A Turkey!

Gail Anthony Youngdale Boyd and the big turkey

A huge thank you goes out to Gail Anthony Youngdale for a fabulous photo of long ago Comanche. “The two young boys with the turkey is one of my favorites of all times. I have kept the photo in my … Continue reading

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Remembering The Runaway Scrape In Texas

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Just as a reminder, the Runaway Scrape was a period in Texas history that was just what the name implies…a time when people in Texas ran away. It can be dated generally as occurring between January of 1836 and lasting … Continue reading

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March 27, 1836, Remember Goliad!

MISSION AT GOLIAD

As you know, the Alamo fell on March 6, 1836, with none of the men who actually fought the battle left to tell their story; therefore, the Texians told it for them, making it difficult for any of us to … Continue reading

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Adele Burks Peacock Tells Of Days Gone By

Adele Burks

Every now and then a family gets lucky. The descendants of the Rinehart and Burks family certainly did when Adele Burks Peacock picked up pencil and paper and began to write about the things she remembered of days gone by. … Continue reading

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1920 In Texas And What An Ice Storm!

WINTER 1920

If a normal picture is worth a thousand words, this one must be worth 10,000 because what a story it tells of the year 1920 in Central Texas! So what do you see? Look carefully! I believe I am correct … Continue reading

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Dublin, Texas: 1893 Warren Home

HISTORIC WARREN HOME, DUBLIN, TEXAS

506 West Mesquite Street Dublin, Texas 76446       History Of The Home  Dublin, Texas: I love old houses. I love every single one of them; they whisper to me about everyone they’ve ever known and every thing they’ve … Continue reading

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De Leon Band In Old Comanche, Texas

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Can you even imagine marching down Highway 377 today? I’m afraid when I cross it using the light! Life was just simpler back then, wasn’t it? Having said that, do you recognize any of these long ago band students?* And … Continue reading

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Patty Hirst Remembers Dublin’s Betty Culpepper

Patty Hirst

Betty Roberson Culpepper contributed to the community of Dublin over and over. The story of her journey is compelling. Though she was an ordinary person, she has did unbelievably extraordinary things for Dublin and the citizens who live there. Born … Continue reading

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What Was Dublin Doing In 1891?

Guess the weight of the "outfit," including the boy and girl!

Guessing weights for a chance at a free ticket to the World’s Fair, of course! I spent at least an hour this past week, just looking at the clipping in an old scrapbook, trying to visualize the people and the … Continue reading

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James Bonner Tells Of When Jim Carmine’s Hair Caught On Fire

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Don’t you just love it when you find a really cool tidbit in your family research? Well, if you are related to Jim Carmine of long ago Comanche, Texas, you will enjoy this one! Apparently Jim was fond of “greasing” … Continue reading

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War Is Hell On The Home Front Too

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By 1862, it was obvious that the Confederate Congress had made a mistake. Because no one in the South believed that the war would be a long war, the original term of enlistment for Confederate soldiers was one year. Of … Continue reading

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Higginbothams Receives New Load Of Mitchell Wagons!

MITCHELL WAGON HIGGINBOTHAMS

I don’t know why I found it strange that Higginbothams would be selling a wagon as if it were the newest great invention, but I did. This particular ad  I found in an old 1912 newspaper. I don’t know who … Continue reading

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When Lucy Nabers Faced “The Beast”

I think the size of the tomb shows the depths of the grief of Lucy and Jack Nabers, who must have felt that this was the worst blow life could ever hand them.

And The Demon Was Almost Too Big For Her…  She screamed* until she couldn’t scream anymore, and then she collapsed, her vacant stare indicating that she couldn’t quite grasp the fact that her two little boys, her babies, were gone, … Continue reading

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Over 75,000 Head Of Cattle Pass By Blanket, Texas

James Alexander with Gypsy Unora Welty Eoff

Maybe you had to have grown up on television westerns and cowboy lore to have a real interest in western heritage, cattle drives, and Indian battles. I don’t know. One thing I do know, however, is that even I can … Continue reading

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Indians Travel Through Erath To Comanche County

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According to DeShields and Deaton (both recorded early day happenings), the year 1858 began with Indian attacks and ended with Indian attacks, and settlers in Central Texas found themselves in dire circumstances. A Mr. Bean (moved from Coryell County, Texas) … Continue reading

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Wednesday Club 1950 Comanche, Texas

WEDNESDAY CLUB 1950

This Christmas meeting of the Wednesday Club in Comanche, Texas took place in December of 1950. According to the photo, Sarah was the hostess. If you would like to help identify these ladies, please do so in the comment boxes … Continue reading

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Dear God, Where Do I Bury My Son?

This newer stone was placed years after the death of John Campbell Neely.

There’s Always A Story…If We Just Look For It Texas is full of triumph and tragedy; it always has been and it always will be.  What happens today turns into the history of tomorrow that most people believe they hate. … Continue reading

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