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Peniel, a Separate, Incorporated, and Religious Town

Several years ago a historical marker relating to the history of the Peniel community northwest of Greenville was destroyed. Rumors floated around that it was stored somewhere in Peniel, but after an intensive search, the Hunt County Historical Commission decided … Continue reading

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William Etier

The United States in the 19th Century did not allow women many rights. They were considered too delicate to handle finances or to manage their own businesses. Economics were too complex for their understanding. It was the duty of fathers, … Continue reading

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Frontier Violence Symposium

October is a great month for seeing sites in Texas.  With that thought in mind, let me interest you in a unique experience later this month. The newly organized Central Texas Historical Association will present its second fall symposium. This … Continue reading

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Street Carnivals

Seasonal sales are not unusual. But at the turn of the 20th century, merchants throughout Northeast Texas held street carnivals with elaborate parades, sham battles, balloon ascensions, and music to attract crowds from as far away as Jefferson, Paris, Canton … Continue reading

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Fire Wagons

When one of the fire trucks in Greenville was damaged recently, I began to wonder about older fire trucks, when the first came on the scene, and what was used before motorized vehicles. After all, police and fire departments, their … Continue reading

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Cowleach to the Rescue

I watched as the driver of an 18-wheeler and his entourage of law enforcement officials came to an abrupt halt at Cowleach Creek in the southeast part of Greenville. Five feet farther and they would all have found themselves up … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

My mother always insisted that what one did on New Year’s Day would set the tone for the remainder of the New Year. Many others agree, including me. So I have tried for years to avoid laundry that day but … Continue reading

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A Delightful Outing

With the Christmas holidays upon us, I thought I might offer a suggestion for a local outing. Go to the Museum, specifically the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum, located on Interstate 30 between Collin Street bakery and the bridge over … Continue reading

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Researching a Century-old Newspaper

Some of you may follow me on Facebook. For two years now I have posted a brief sentence or two about something that happened either here in Greenville or out in the county. A few times I have posted international … Continue reading

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Gutta Percha

This week I learned I need root canal surgery.  As the dentist was explaining to me the process for such an ordeal, he mentioned that he would fill the canals of my tooth with Gutta Percha.  I was amazed!  I … Continue reading

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