Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Foreign Office Saves the Day

Berlin, January 19, 1917 On the first of February we intend to begin submarine warfare unrestricted. In spite of this, it is our intention to endeavor to keep neutral the United States of America. If this attempt is not successful, … Continue reading

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Question and Warning

Last week I wrote about Dr. James Ward, an ear, nose, and throat physician who practiced in Greenville and lived on Park Street with his wife and three children.  A grandson now occupies the Ward home.  One of my readers … Continue reading

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Following the Good Deed Trail

Just before Christmas a friend of mine in Sulphur Springs sent me a photograph of the business center of a town somewhere in the middle of the United States.  The early 20th century photograph could have been anywhere, as many … Continue reading

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Davy Crockett’s Coonskin Cap

Every year I am big on New Year’s Resolutions. Most of the time I resolve to lose weight, work out, eat healthier, etc. But this year I resolved to write a book I promised the Director of East Texas Historical … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Today is the start of a brand-new year, a time for resolutions and promises, and intentions to mend one’s ways. For Chinese immigrants into Texas, it is Lunar New Year, the greatest holiday of the year. Why? Because the Lunar … Continue reading

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