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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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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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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1921 Sipe Springs Basketball Team

Reavis Poteet, Jack Lusk, Levealle Smith, Dean Zellers. Jesse Lane Rachels, Leverette House

My dad was  born in 1930 in Sipe Springs, Texas so that community has a special interest for me. I’ve walked its streets and its pastures many times, trying to see the thousands who flocked into the tiny community  after … Continue reading

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A Texas Variety Store In The 1920s

W.H.ROWLAND VARIETY STORE

Pictured here is the W.H. Rowland Variety Store* in Comanche, Texas, but it could have been any store in any small Texas town in the 1920s. Mr. Rowland’s store was located on the west side of the square in Comanche, and … Continue reading

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Tearing Down The Comanche College

TEARING DOWN COMANCHE COLLEGE

I’ve written about the old college that was located on College Street in Comanche, Texas. Today, I have a photo of the men who were hired to raze the college in about 1920. I could really use your help in … Continue reading

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Travelers Hotel In De Leon, Texas

Travelers Hotel

I was lucky. My parents were a little ahead of the curve compared to the parents of a lot of my friends because they enjoyed traveling around the country, and they always took us with them…not necessarily something that was … Continue reading

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No Gambling in Comanche, Texas!

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Quite a few years ago I was lucky enough to have two young ladies in my American Lit. class in Comanche, Texas. They were as beautiful as they were intelligent, and their GPA’s led their graduating class. I was given … Continue reading

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Comanche, Texas Looking Up N. Houston Street

W GRAND LOOKING UP N HOUSTON

 I found this great photo in an old Comanche Chief. The original was owned by Ruby Lee Loftis, and the caption indicates that the photographer was standing on West Grand Street in Comanche and looking up North Houston Street when … Continue reading

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Class of 1919 In Comanche County, Texas

CLASS OF 1919

From an old Comanche Chief, this photo is almost 100 years old. In 1919, the high school was still what we later called the J.B. Layne Elementary building. It was located where the Comanche Elementary School is located today.

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The 1918 Flu That Almost Stole Christmas

Neva and Oma Barbee

Janella Hendon of Dublin, Texas sent us the following special memory. The Neva in the story is her mother who would have been about seven when the story took place. *********************** The Barbee Family always celebrated the Christmas Season with … Continue reading

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Desdemona BOOM Rocked Many, Many Texas Worlds

DESDEMONA OIL BOOM

Driving through the sleepy community of Desdemona, Texas, it is almost impossible to believe the story that I am about to tell you,  yet it is the absolute truth, according to my grandfather and the few history books who deign … Continue reading

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