Monthly Archives: February 2017

Historic Texas Cemetery

The Texas Historical Commission is the Preservation Agency for the State of Texas. Not only do they approve all the roadside historical markers in the state, but also they have specialists who answer questions about house histories, who suggest ways … Continue reading

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Goin’ on a Bear Hunt

It was late fall 1845 when R. P. Merrill arrived in Hunt County. At the age of thirteen he was hired to help build a log barn for his brother-in-law James R. Horton. The barn was unusual by our 21st … Continue reading

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Great Surprise

I opened the latest issue of Texas Highways and discovered a pleasant surprise. On page 18 was a photograph I quickly recognized. It was the lonely G.I. writing a letter home to his wife and daughter. The one that is … Continue reading

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Another Multi-generational Home Speaks Up

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a home on Park Street that has been occupied by members of the same family line for three generations. This week another family contacted me with a similar story. Something tells me … Continue reading

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