Downtown Desdemona During The Oil Boom

I kick myself every single day! Why? Because I left a bid of several hundred dollars on a fabulous photo of downtown Desdemona during the oil boom. The 5′ beauty came up for auction last year at a time when I had to be out of town…so I left a standing bid. I wanted the photo because of my grandfather’s tie to Hog Town, as he always called Desdemona, and I didn’t really think about anyone else wanting to pay much for it. Wrong! The crazy thing is that I would have paid much more so it was very silly of me to limit my bid.

Yesterday, I happened to open my Desdemona file and lo and behold, there was an old newspaper copy (that I didn’t even know I had) of the very photo that I let slip through my fingers!


You should be able to click on the photos to enlarge them. Then, you can enlarge your screen and enlarge the photos more. I’m very glad to have these, but I’m still kicking myself! :)

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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