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Patty Hirst Remembers Dublin’s Betty Culpepper

Patty Hirst

Betty Roberson Culpepper contributed to the community of Dublin over and over. The story of her journey is compelling. Though she was an ordinary person, she has did unbelievably extraordinary things for Dublin and the citizens who live there. Born … Continue reading

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What Was Dublin Doing In 1891?

Guess the weight of the "outfit," including the boy and girl!

Guessing weights for a chance at a free ticket to the World’s Fair, of course! I spent at least an hour this past week, just looking at the clipping in an old scrapbook, trying to visualize the people and the … Continue reading

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Ben Hogan Dominated Goodall Golf Tournament

BEN HOGAN May 18, 1940_

The town of Dublin, Texas is home to quite a few names that continue to live on in infamy; Ben Hogan, golfing great, is one of those.  Today, I was very excited when I cam across an old newspaper entry from … Continue reading

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Dublin’s Norman Sharp Is A True Message Of Hope

Norman Sharp

Have you noticed that anger seems to be the emotion of choice for many, many people today? Social media is full of it; mainstream media is full of it, and just plain old everyday people seem to be full of … Continue reading

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Dublin High School Invites Our 1934 Grandmothers To Play!

DUBLIN PLAY DATE

There’s not a lot I miss about “the old days” because I actually am very happy living with the conveniences of the new days. However, I do believe that there is a lot to be said for the way schools … Continue reading

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Patty Hirst Remembers Dublin’s Belle Sharp

The Sharps

I don’t know. Maybe you have to reach a certain age in life to really care how you will be remembered. All I know is that suddenly I  find myself quite often asking myself if my life has mattered to … Continue reading

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Buster Brown Came To Dublin Too!

If you will look very carefully to the right side of the photo, you will see a ladder. At the top of the ladder, on the overhang , Buster and Tige are standing.

Frozen In Time:  It is February 6, 1911, according to the writing on the old photo,* and the scene depicted is almost unbelievable for those of us living in small-town Texas of the 21st century.  Is there anything or anyone who … Continue reading

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When The Dublin Fire Whistle Played “Home Sweet Home”

DublinChamber

I recently posted that Dublin tried to get natural gas into the town in 1914; however, the lines were not run until 1925, and the fires did not come on until 1926…the end of August, to be exact. From what … Continue reading

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Natural Gas For Dublin?

WELCOME TO DUBLIN, TEXAS

Sometimes it takes a long, long time to get what we want and need, doesn’t it? A while back I posted a 1925 photo of Mayor C.E. Leatherwood and other men from Dublin, who were obviously excited that Dublin, Texas … Continue reading

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So What Did A Dublin Rodeo Ad Look Like?

DUBLIN RODEO

We’ve talked quite a bit about the Dublin Rodeo on this site, how it was the last stop before Madison Square Garden, how it drew unbelievable crowds to both rodeo and the parade. Some time ago, someone gave me some … Continue reading

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The Lone Sentinel Keeps Watch Over Texas

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LONE SENTINEL Heritage Tourism….it’s a word we use a lot here on Texansunited.com, and we certainly salute those Texas towns who have been astute enough to cash in on it for their town.  The town of Comanche has recently begun … Continue reading

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1932- It Was A Jersey Show In Dublin!

1932 DUBLIN JERSEY SHOW

Well, I was hoping you wouldn’t ask, but since you did, I have no idea what a Jersey show is or was. I am going to assume the town of Dublin, Texas hosted some type of Jersey cow show, similar … Continue reading

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D.R. & James Worth Barbee Of Dublin, Texas 1955

JAMES WORTH BARBEE

Special Notice “TO BETER accommodate buyers for our better than 100 head of Holstein milk cows, the date has been changed to Nov. 25 at Worth Barbee’s farm 11 miles SE Dublin, Texas.” D.R. AND WORTH BARBEE Dublin, Texas ************** … Continue reading

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Erath-Duke Oil Company Of Dublin, Texas

I wasn't really following closely until I saw the words Dublin, Texas on the bottom of the graph.

I’ve been pouring over dusty journals for years, studying the “oil boom” of Central Texas, but it was in an old El Paso Herald of 1919 that I found the info about the Erath-Duke Oil Company of Dublin, Texas and … Continue reading

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Information On Swindle Jewelry In Dublin, Anyone?

Apparently the jewelry store once stood where today stands Dublin's beautiful Corner Lot.

I was contacted several years ago by James Boldebuck who was seeking information on the people who once owned Swindle’s Jewelry in Dublin, Texas. We published his request, and received pieces of information from those who had an interest in … Continue reading

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She’s A Texas Gal – Mary Ann Mayfield Stephen

Mary Ann became a trick rider as well.

Her name is Mary Ann Mayfield Stephen, as in Stephenville. “My husband’s great-grandfather gave the land for Stephenville. Mr. Erath came to him and asked if he would give the land if the town were name for him. Of course, … Continue reading

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She’s A Texas Gal – Virginia Littlepage Beever Little

Virginia's Valedictorian Photo

Virginia Little will be 101 on July 29 of this year, and she might just be the most amazing centenarian that I have ever known. My visit with her this past week was truly a delight, and from the time I … Continue reading

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Ann Margret And Saluting Our Vietnam Vets

ANN MARGARET

May God bless our Vietnam vets, and may they forgive us for what we  didn’t understand. I receive the following via email fairly often, and I thought this would be a perfect time to pass it along to you. ********* … Continue reading

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Can You Identify Another Dublin Beauty?

CAN YOU ID ANOTHER DUBLIN BEAUTY

Here’s another one Dublin! Any idea who this beautiful woman might be?

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From Dublin, Texas To Madison Square Garden

The economic impact that a few people with a vision can have upon a small town is tremendous as can be seen in this 1946 photo of the Dublin Rodeo Parade. Wouldn't you love to know who all of these people are, where they came from, and what they purchased in Dublin during the rodeo?

Rodeo, it’s big in Texas and bigger in Vegas, often taking on a life of its own for those who follow its circuit. What many living in Central Texas today do not realize is that the heartbeat of rodeo used … Continue reading

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