Monthly Archives: August 2016

Black Cat’s Hide Out

The earliest known occupants of Hunt County were followers of Chief Black Cat who settled in a thicket about nine miles northeast of Greenville. The Indians were identified as Shawnees, although they were more likely what historian Carl Anderson dubbed … Continue reading

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Unknown Youth Bumped Off Train

  Tragedy struck in Greenville late in July 1935. At the height of the Great Depression, it was common for young people to leave home to find work. Often there were too many children for the parents to feed. Older … Continue reading

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Street Carnivals

Seasonal sales are not unusual. But at the turn of the 20th century, merchants throughout Northeast Texas held street carnivals with elaborate parades, sham battles, balloon ascensions, and music to attract crowds from as far away as Jefferson, Paris, Canton … Continue reading

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Where is Cherry Hill?

Cherry Hill was the last home of Brigadier General Thomas Neville Waul and his wife Mary America Simmons. The farm was located seven miles east of Greenville, producing a wide variety of delicious fruits in a region not known as … Continue reading

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