in a Pecan ShellJefferson,
the former county seat of Cass County was made the county seat of the newly formed
Marion County in 1852. The post office was granted the same year.
town was reportedly named after a former Tennessean who named it after his former
The county newspaper began in 1875, printed a press rescued from
the Red River that had been sunk in the Red River to prevent its capture by Federal
troops during the Civil War.
By 1885 Linden had 300 residents and became
a center for a growing lumber industry that peaked in the 1890s.
1930s saw Linden with 1,000 citizens but it took 30 years for the population to
double. Linden had 1,950 residents by the mid-1960s, not far from the 1990 population.
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1907 Cass County Postal map
(Below "AS" in "CASS")
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My name is Diane Wooten, and I was born Carolyn Diane
Cowley - Nov.3,1950 in Atlanta,Texas. My grandparents lived in Linden for as long
as I can remember. My Grandfathers name was Thomas Jefferson Foster. He was a
descendant of Steven Foster, who was the founder of Linden. Thank you. - Diane
Cowley Wooten, March 18, 2005
Sought in Fatal Linden, Texas Car Accident
In 1954 my family and I were
traveling through Linden to a new job my Dad had. My parents were, Leanord & Francis
Loucks. In the front seat with my Dad, and Mom, was my younger baby sister (I
believe 6 weeks). My older brother (I believe 5 yrs) was in the backseat. I was
two years old at the time of the accident. A couple of men who were drinking ran
head-on into our car, killing my mother. I have had different stories about what
happend to my Dad. Each of us children were adopted into different families. I
was adopted to Bonnie and Jimmy Hall of Linden, Texas, both now deceased.
If anyone has any information on the accident, or knows anything pertaining
to this incident, please contact me. - Patricia Smith, Dallas, Texas, firstname.lastname@example.org,
July 15, 2007
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