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Dodson Prairie Dances Tie Old Country to New

There’s a scene in the movie “Titanic” about the fabled luxury ship’s fateful date with destiny. The elderly woman in the film tells the story of her own voyage that tragic night. She looks off across the waves many decades later, visio...

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County Poor Farm A Little Girl in the Woods

We may lose everything. There's a depression heading our way. That's what the newspapers tell us. The economic kind. Here in Weatherford. Nibbling around the edges of our little town - taking its first taste. Millions of everywhere-but-he...

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First Peoples

Ken Falls grew up in the Lone Cedar – Merriman area. His family has solid Eastland County roots going back to the 1800s. More importantly (at least to me), Ken worked for many years as a pumper for oil companies. His laser-like interest in th...

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A Farmer and a Friend

I got a call from a friend, who got a call from a farmer a week or so back. The farmer has a place near the Baker Community, one of the first places to be settled in Parker County. Almost inside the Hood County line. That’d be Granbury. There...

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Miss Walton

“My time isn’t worth very much,” the older voice had warned me on the phone. I’m driving west this morning to visit ninety-one-year-old Minnie Walton. Miss Walton graduated Alameda High School April 28, 1933. She lives at Mineral Well...

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So we're blowing through the woods on the green Polaris at the speed of sound, checking out a beautiful big ranch for a trusted client. "Hold up!" I tell my buddy. I see something off in the woods. We back up. Sure enough, it's stacked rock gra...

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