Monthly Archives: September 2016

Only Four Owners in More than a Century

Close your eyes and pretend to enter an early Greenville store. There are few if any women around. Outside men sit on benches, gossip, whittle scraps of wood, and ever so often take a snort of whisky as they spit … Continue reading

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We Never Retreat

Who were the first Anglo settlers in the area now known as Texas? If your answer is Stephen F. Austin and his colony, you’ve missed it by almost two decades. As early as 1800, Phillip Nolan was known to be … Continue reading

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Take a Walk in Downtown Greenville

Now that it’s September the weather should have cooled down some, just perfect for a walk in Downtown Greenville. Not to explore current locations, but to muse about the past. Let’s start with my favorite location, at the heart of … Continue reading

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Hiking to Dallas

I have laughed all week as I prepared this article; however, I don’t know that it was funny to readers a century ago. More than likely, numerous eyebrows were raised. But I hope you enjoy. Just before the start of … Continue reading

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