Sheep and Goat Country

The following is from the Comanche Chief’s July 17, 1936, issue. The Chief was established in 1873 and was the one newspaper in this part of the world. What a tremendous service it gave to Texas!

I love to find these old articles because they show me just how much has changed in Comanche, Erath, Brown, and Hamilton counties and how much is still the same!

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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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4 Responses to Sheep and Goat Country

  1. James Boldebuck says:

    When I look at that article about the sheep and goats in Comanche County it brings back memories of the summers I spent on my Uncle Finley Willifords ranch working the sheep. The memory is so strong I think I can smell them. I also spent some time working at Jess Willifords ranch where it was mostly goats. Jess always let the shearing crews cook a goat. Pretty good eating.

  2. Loved the story on the sheep and goats. It reminded me that the James Franklin Jefferies, who were among the first settlers in Comanche, County, were sheep and goat people. Not all of our ancestors raised cattle.

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