Category Archives: Greenville

Dancing with George Washington

One of the most important social events in Northeast Texas was held every February 22 during the Roaring 20s and early 1930s. The grand Hotel Washington on Washington Street in Greenville, Texas hosted the George and Martha Washington Dance that … Continue reading

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Another New Deal Site in Hunt County

Congratulations to Brandon Darrow and Farmers Electric Cooperative. They have recently received a Texas Historical Marker for the electric cooperative put together for and by citizens in rural Texas in the middle 1930s. Electricity in an American city became available … Continue reading

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The Mule Drawn Trolley

If you lived in Greenville in the 1890s, you might have caught a ride in the new form of public transportation, the trolley. Often called a Horse Car, it probably was really a trolley drawn by a mule, the animal … Continue reading

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Parachute Riggers at Majors Field

Much has been written about the young men who learned to fly during World War II at Majors Field south of Greenville. The aircraft-training center trained twenty-two classes, consisting of 5,604 cadets in the BT-13A Valiant trainer before advancing to … Continue reading

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Three More Guests for the Fantasy Dinner

Last week I shared some of the guests I would invite if I could arrange a Fantasy Dinner with early settlers in Greenville. Today I will complete the resumes of the three remaining guests. The next two were some of … Continue reading

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Fantasy Dinner Party

This year I decided it was time for a little pizazz in my dining room. How exciting can a room be if the walls are painted “file folder yellow?” While the paperhangers were busy prepping walls and hanging the paper, … Continue reading

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Where People Were Quarantined, Often Died, and Buried in the Yard

With all the foul weather our nation has suffered recently and the near influenza epidemic here in Texas it’s time to look at a 19th century method to control infectious diseases and prevent a pandemic. At such times when medical … Continue reading

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A Peculiar Discovery on the Courthouse Square

  This past week we honored those who died seventy-six years ago during the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor.  At least two men from Hunt County lost their lives in the raid.  Several others from this area experienced the … Continue reading

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The Conundrum of 1900

W. Walworth Harrison and his mother Mrs. Will N. Harrison probably were the first historians in Hunt County. Mr. Harrison loved newspapers, especially the three local papers, and frequently made notes on pages or copied the highlights and filed them … Continue reading

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Farming is Not for the Fainthearted

Slowly but surely manufacturing and technology have overcome and then rapidly passed other industries, including agriculture. But we can never ignore the importance of the farmer and his workers. They still battle many of the same problems they faced at … Continue reading

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