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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
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
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!
Ever wondered who graduated from Sidney High School in 1925? Here at United we have that answer for you!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
A Slice Of Texas When Nolan Alfred Rinehart was born on March 11, 1911, in Comanche County, Texas, I feel sure that no one could have guessed where the Gustine boy would go in his life, nor could they have … Continue reading