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Experiencing All That Was Goliad, Heritage Tourism Today

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There are those things that happen in life that are so huge, so overwhelming, so horrible, or so wonderful, for that matter, that they forever leave their mark upon a town and its people, a mark for which that town and those … Continue reading

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Remembering The Runaway Scrape In Texas

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Just as a reminder, the Runaway Scrape was a period in Texas history that was just what the name implies…a time when people in Texas ran away. It can be dated generally as occurring between January of 1836 and lasting … Continue reading

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Over 75,000 Head Of Cattle Pass By Blanket, Texas

James Alexander with Gypsy Unora Welty Eoff

Maybe you had to have grown up on television westerns and cowboy lore to have a real interest in western heritage, cattle drives, and Indian battles. I don’t know. One thing I do know, however, is that even I can … Continue reading

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Peter Cartwright Johnson Attacked By Indians

Matilda Whatley Johnson

I suppose it was a good thing that the early settlers to Texas did not possess a crystal ball, could not know of the hardship and tragedy that awaited most of them. Peter Johnson Cartwright was no different. Peter was … Continue reading

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Comanche County Nurse First Nurse Killed In WWII

Laverne Farquhar

Second Lt. Laverne Farquhar was the first army nurse to be killed in World War II, and it was to Comanche County, Texas that the army would send notification of her death. Laverne was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. … Continue reading

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Texan Audie Murphy Wasn’t Always The Most Decorated

Life Magazine 1945

The Story You Might Not Know Every year that I live I become a little more thankful that my parents kept up with what was going on in the world and that they talked about it. In listening to my … Continue reading

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“Come And Take It!” Taunted The Texans

COME AND TAKE IT

We travel through the little town of Gonzales, Texas as often as we can because it is through Gonzales that we must travel to reach the home of my youngest brother, Scott.  However, it is not Scott I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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Texas And Post Civil War Outlaws

John Wesley Hardin

It Was Hard Times In Texas I get “up in arms” every time I listen to pundits expound on basically doing away with anything that even hints of the Civil War because it is obvious that they simply do not … Continue reading

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Women’s Rights & Shocking The Town!

Mollie Moore Godbold

It is unfortunate that young American women of today so often do not know just how high the price was that was paid by those generations of women who came before them. Things that we take for granted…wearing jeans, cutting our … Continue reading

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Texas Boasts Of Most Famous Firefighter

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A Slice Of Texas “I’ve done made a deal with the devil. He said he’s going to give me an air-conditioned place when I go down there, if I go there, so I won’t put all the fires out.” -Red … Continue reading

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Texas Boasts Of A Red Headed Stranger

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A Slice Of Texas “This is your ol’ cotton pickin’, snuff dippin’, tobacco chewin’, dumplin’ eatin’, frog giggin’ hillbilly from Hill County!” was his 1954 opening line as he began his new career as a Texas DJ.  And here at … Continue reading

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Joel Baggett Killed By Indians

I do not have a photo of Joel Baggett. This is his brother, John, and his family. John was just a toddler when Joel was killed.

The Baggett family lived in Cora, Texas in Comanche County. However, the family moved from Cora into what eventually became known as the Baggett Community, leaving vacant their cabin in Cora. According to Bill McCool, when Comanche County was created … Continue reading

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Mrs. Fleming Describes Living Among Indians In San Saba

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Anyone who has lived in Comanche for any length of time at all has heard of Uncle Mart Fleming and the Fleming Oak. However, until meeting his great-niece, Elaine Bent, I have to admit that I knew little about the … Continue reading

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Texas Droughts & Texas Floods

TEXAS FLOODS

I’ve posted Mollie Moore Godbold’s memories of a Texas blue norther. Today, Mollie is remembering something we all can relate to…..a drought…broken by a flood. I suppose it is because my thoughts, and certainly my prayers, have been with the families … Continue reading

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Comanche Chief Yellow Wolf Lays Out A Plan; “We” Said No Thanks

Fort Chadbourne

If you had family anywhere in Central Texas during the mid 1800s, I would have loved to have had the chance to have asked them how they felt about Yellow Wolf’s proposal. It might have saved a lot of lives….but … Continue reading

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The Hog Creek Indian Fight In Brown County, Texas

Dave Cunningham as an older man

Today, we travel back to 1870 to the Jesse Dickerson League survey in Brown County, Texas; however, first we have to journey through Comanche County where Frank Brown, George Wallace, and B. Grissom, were making their way to the mill … Continue reading

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William Jesse Poynor Marched Off To War in 1861

Mr. and Mrs. William Jesse Poynor, great-grandparents of Bob and Johnny Poynor

William Jesse (W.J.) Poynor, Comanche County pioneer, marched off to war in 1861, just like a lot of other men of the day. The only difference is that many of you will recognize the Poynor name as belonging to people who … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Believe In Praying For Rain!”

Clayton William Carnes

One thing that hasn’t changed here in Texas over the course of a century and a half is the fact that rain, rain, and more rain is a constant source of conversation, worry, and prayer in a large part of … Continue reading

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Who Saves An 1887 Building? Mason, Texas

MASON, TEXAS 1887 SCHOOL

Unfortunately, not a whole lot of us, I’m afraid. However, a couple of weeks ago, Rickey Jones and I ran away for a few days. It was rainy, messy, muddy, and absolutely wonderful weather here in Texas. It was also … Continue reading

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Days Gone By In Dublin, Texas

DAYS GONE BY IN DUBLIN

Below you will find a few thoughts on this old photo of Dublin, Texas. If you have memories of your  own, please share them in the comment boxes below. According to Harrell Gilbreath, pictured is the Corner Drug in Dublin … Continue reading

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