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Viola Azeltine Lane Roberson (1858-1934) Obit

Viola Lane Roberson

I’ve written about Robert Russell Lane on this site before. Viola is his daughter with his first wife, Elizabeth Williams. Viola was only about 4 when her mother passed away, and she was reared by her father and his second … Continue reading

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Playing The Ring Game Of The 1930s

Geneva Cox As A Very Young Woman

If there is one thing I have learned from keeping my head in a history book, it is that people really never change and that young people certainly do not! Since Adam and Eve were expelled from the garden, children … Continue reading

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Bank Robbery In Proctor, Texas!

Proctor Well

This week I have borrowed from a “Wagon Wheels” article published in the Comanche Chief in 1987. It caught my eye because my grandparents’ Proctor home was featured on the same page and because John Croft whose family is tied … Continue reading

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Brother, Can You Spare A Dime – The Great Depression

JIM SLACK THUMBNAIL

One of my favorite stories left behind by Mollie Moore Godbold concerns her brother-in-law, Jim Slack. Jim and Mollie’s sister, Clara, lived with the sisters’ mother, Sarah Moore, in a beautiful home that still stands right down the street from … Continue reading

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Texans Boast Of Tex Carleton, Baseball Great!

TEX CARLETON

A Slice Of  Texas My grandfather (1899-2000) loved to talk to me. While I don’t really remember him being a big baseball fan, he apparently was “back in the day” because I can still quote stats, etc. from players of … Continue reading

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1932- It Was A Jersey Show In Dublin!

1932 DUBLIN JERSEY SHOW

Well, I was hoping you wouldn’t ask, but since you did, I have no idea what a Jersey show is or was. I am going to assume the town of Dublin, Texas hosted some type of Jersey cow show, similar … Continue reading

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I Remember Christmas 1931

From Google Images

My dear friend the late James Wyatt of Sipe Springs, Texas shared this memory of 1931 with me. He does not mention it here, but of course we all realize that 1931 would have been right in the middle of the … Continue reading

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West Texas And The Dust Bowl Years

From pbs.org

My parents were William Cornelius Cox and Minnie Steward Cox. Daddy was a farmer and a very good one, very hard working. In the very early 1920s, Daddy’s brother, Joe Cox, and wife, Malinda “Linnie” Barker Cox, moved to West … Continue reading

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Jerry Don Giesecke On Vietnam Wall

Jerry Don

More Than A Name Upon A Wall Jerry Don Giesecke Corporal C CO, 2ND BN, 3RD INFANTRY, 199TH INFANTRY BDE, USARV Army of the United States Comanche, Texas June 30, 1948 to December 18, 1969 JERRY D GIESECKE is on … Continue reading

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Building The Lake Eanes Swimming Pool

Can't you just see the diving boards at the far end...and all of us stretched out and covered in baby oil, just as if we had good sense!

Lots of talk lately about Lake Eanes has made me do a little digging, wondering when the “new” swimming pool was built, doing away with the old swimming hole. I found my answer in 1931. Of course, when I arrived … Continue reading

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Infantile Paralysis, Polio, Strikes Wilburn Cornelius Cox

WILBURN COX

Our parents were William Cornelius Cox and Minnie Steward Cox. They were married in 1912, and on August 2, 1915, my brother, Cornelius Wilburn Cox was born. Then, in 1919, my sister Geneva was born. When Wilburn was 18 or … Continue reading

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1929 Boys Basketball Champs- Beattie, Texas

Back: Farrow, B. Ray McCorkle, Ray "Check" Smith, Artis Williams, Margaret Moore, 
Front:  Weldon Andress, Arvel "Red" Smith, Lloyd Halbrooks, John Scott, Weldon Helm

In 1929, these boys were thinking that they were the baddest of the bad, in basketball, that is. Why? Because they were THE CHAMPS! If you know any of these, are related to any of these, or know anything at … Continue reading

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1920s Proctor High School Basketball Team

1928 Girls Basketball, Proctor, Texas

I recently received an email from my cousin, Lavoy Langley Masters, telling me that the article on Tex Nabors reminded her that her own mom, Ella Davis Langley, was no slouch as a basketball player either! I’m hoping some of … Continue reading

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Soda Springs School 1928

Nellie Jones at Soda Springs in about 1928

Think you had someone who attended the primary school in Soda Springs, Texas in 1928? Click on the photo to enlarge to see Nellie Jones and her students. I’ve written about Rickey’s Aunt Nell before on this site. She is … Continue reading

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The Santa Clause Bank Robbery

SANTA CLAUS BANK ROBBERY

Santa Claus A Bank Robber?* It was December 23, 1927, and all across Texas people were preparing for Christmas as they struggled to find that last minute gift or, even more so, as they struggled to put the finishing touches … Continue reading

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1927 Comanche High School Track Team

1927 TRACK TEAM COMANCHE

We do love to add old photos to the site, and we’d be glad to post yours! Today we bring you the 1927 Comanche High School track team. More information on these young men, their races, and how they did … Continue reading

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1927 Comanche High School Basketball Team

1927 BASKETBALL TEAM COMANCHE

We’d love to add your town’s photos! Today, we are thrilled to be able to  post this 1927 Comanche High School basketball team. Here’s hoping that some of you will know if I have these young men identified correctly. More information … Continue reading

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When The Dublin Fire Whistle Played “Home Sweet Home”

DublinChamber

I recently posted that Dublin tried to get natural gas into the town in 1914; however, the lines were not run until 1925, and the fires did not come on until 1926…the end of August, to be exact. From what … Continue reading

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1926 Rising Star Kittens Basketball Team

1926 Rising Star Kittens

For years, I’ve tried to decide why this photo is in my grandmother’s old photo album.  Although the Davis family does have lots of ties to Rising Star, I don’t recognize any of the names written here. If you can … Continue reading

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1925 De Leon Bearcats Football Team

DE LEON 1925 FOOTBALL TEAM

I was going through folders on an external drive that I seldom use when I found the following photo. I’m hoping some of you can help us identify some of these long ago Bearcats!

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