Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Historian’s Historian

If you have ever checked out the acknowledgements in a non-fiction book, particularly a history volume, you will find that the author credits at least one archivist for help. It is virtually impossible to write a credible history without visiting … Continue reading

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National Register of Historic Places in Hunt County

Earlier this week the Hunt County Historical Commission, County Judge John Horn, and the Hunt County Commissioners Court marked the 170th anniversary of the Act to Create Hunt County with a new plaque on the front of the Hunt County … Continue reading

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The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

I recently read a fascinating book about the last crossing of the Lusitania. I suspect many have never heard of the ship and its impact on American entry into the Great War or World War I. The book, Dead Wake: The … Continue reading

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Street Names

Although I have written about Greenville street names in the past, I had a request recently to rehash the subject. First of all, it is important to know that the town of Greenville was located and lots sold in January … Continue reading

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Spring on the Blackland Prairie

Imagine you lived east of the Mississippi River between 1820 and 1840. You have heard of the fabulous land for sale cheap in a place called Texas. The U. S. Congress recently stopped purchase of unclaimed land on credit. To … Continue reading

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