When The Dublin Fire Whistle Played “Home Sweet Home”

DublinChamberI 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 I understand, Stephenville, Comanche and Dublin received natural gas within just a few days of each other, and all three towns threw very similar celebration parties.  Comanche’s was first, and Dublin copied it…with one big exception…

The Dublin fire whistle blew…believe it or not…the song, “Home Sweet Home!”

Don’t get me wrong. I’ve never wanted to live in days gone by, but wouldn’t it have been fun to be at that party?

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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