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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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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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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

HORNSBY-WEDDING-PHOTO

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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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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1918 Photo Sipe Springs Cafe

SIPE SPRINGS CAFE

Remember when we called them cafés?  Every town had them, and most of them looked alike, didn’t they? The photo below was taken inside a Sipe Springs, Texas café in about 1918. The owner, L.L. Dukes, Sr., known as Pete, is … Continue reading

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Just Who Was Hallie Crawford Stillwell?

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I must admit that I had never heard of Hallie Stillwell (or Miss Hallie as I first heard her called) until I married into the Jones family and learned that her name was a common word, at least among the … Continue reading

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Suffrage For Women & Who Paid For It

Women did not gain the right to vote until 1920.

You already know that I am a political junky and usually, a very vocal political junky. I love this country passionately, and I am extremely interested in making sure that the people I help vote into office understand just what … Continue reading

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1917 Photo Of Girls Exercise Class At Comanche High School

1917 GIRLS EXERCISE CLASS

Although this 1917 photo of a high school girls “Exercise Class” was taken in Comanche, Texas, I feel sure that this manner of dress was common for all Texas girls of the same age. In 1917, the high school would … Continue reading

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Ann Margret And Saluting Our Vietnam Vets

ANN MARGARET

It’s been a while since I have seen the following so when Judy Gordon of Dublin, Texas forwarded it to me, I decided to pass it along to you. I cannot give credit because I do not know who wrote … Continue reading

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In 1912 Lamkin, Texas Had A Depot

LAMKIN, TEXAS DEPOT 1912

I apologize for the clarity of this photo. I have taken it from my Comanche County History calendar of 1986. If you have access to the actual photo, Texans United would love to have a copy! In 1912 in Lamkin, … Continue reading

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