Monthly Archives: April 2017

What’s Ahead?

April 1917 was an emotional time for the United States. Greenville and Hunt County were certainly included in the proud, patriotic, and frightening future. On April 6, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Declaration of War against Germany and Austria-Hungary. … Continue reading

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Dancing Cheek to Cheek at Hotel Washington

For a special group of Greenville citizens, the 1920s meant fun, laughter, outlandish pranks, and a break from staid customs of the past. As the popular song of the day suggested, “Anything Goes” and it did in Greenville, Texas. With … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

Do you set aside a few days every spring to clean house? I bet few people, if any, do that. But a few generations ago, Spring Cleaning was a must. That didn’t necessarily mean that housewives were more absorbed with … Continue reading

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The Last Cattle Drive to New Orleans

I took a long weekend recently to spend in one of my favorite cities, New Orleans. Yes, I enjoyed the delicious food, the weather was perfect, and flowers were already blooming. But my mission was indoors at the Williams Research … Continue reading

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An Awesome April

Daily newspapers often delight us, bring giggles and tears, and tear at our heartstrings. Such was April 1917. Normally spring brought news of baseball and track meets to Greenville and Hunt County. While these sports captured the readers’ attention, national … Continue reading

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