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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...

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I Remember Christmas 1931

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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...

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West Texas And The Dust Bowl Years

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Theney School Before The “New” Comyn School

THENEY SCHOOL BUILDING

This week has been about Ghosts and ghostly places…you know, those places that used to be…those places where, if you close your eyes and listen very hard, y0u can still hear the laughter and the tears, the successes and the failures, the...

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1st Gas Pipeline In Dublin, Texas

DUBLIN

The following photo was taken in 1925 on what I am sure was an extremely exciting day in Dublin, Texas. In fact, the photo commemorates the first gas pipeline in the little Texas town, and what had to be a...

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1925 Senior Class Of Sidney, Texas

1925 SIDNEY SENIOR CLASS

Ever wondered who graduated from Sidney High School in 1925? Here at United we have that answer for you!...

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Movie Star In Comanche County, Texas?

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The baby boy was born on August 16, 1924, in Fort Worth, Texas, but it wasn’t long before he was spending his summers (and any other time he could wheedle his parents out of) in Comanche County, with his grandparents...

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Eva McCorkle And Her 1920s Recipes

B. Ray and Eva McCorkle

For more on Eva Edna McCorkle and husband B. Ray, be sure to read their story in the Comanche County, Texas Family Books. The following is a 1981 obit from Mrs. Eva Edna McCorkle: “Mrs. Eva Edna McCorkle, 89, lifetime...

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A Peak Into The 1923 Lane Home In Dublin, Texas

1923 LANE HOME

This week we sneak a look inside another of the beautiful old homes that dot the town of Dublin, Texas, and all I can do is hang my head over spelling what should have been peek, peak. However, once a...

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A Drowning In Texas

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Life in the early years was hard in this country, very hard at times. For the Texas counties of Erath, Comanche, Hamilton, Brown, and Coleman, this was definitely true. However, when you think about it, life has always been hard...

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