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And Then Again, Maybe Ignorance Was Bliss In 1876

As the world whirls and we struggle daily just to stay upright in the onslaught information thrown at us via the television, newspapers, internet, cell phones, text messages, twitter, etc. etc., I found the following almost refreshing…and that’s saying a lot considering how I feel about stamping out ignorance in this country!

According to the Chief’s May 11, 1876, edition, two men from Erath County passed through Comanche with what they believed to be information on a current event…the “assignation” of President Grant!

Of course, the news rocked the people of Comanche until they figured out that the men must have just heard of the “assignation” of Lincoln (notice the date above) and knowing by some means that Grant was the President, they assumed that he was the one who was killed.

Every now and then I backslide into thinking that truly ignorance is BLISS!!

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 texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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