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Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-11-06 |
photos courtesy Fayette County Heritage Museum & Archives
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courtesy Barclay Gibson Malone
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courtesy Barclay Gibson Ranger
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 7-11-06|
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Photo courtesy Billy Smith 7-10-06Premont
Vintage photos courtesy Ruben R. Hernandez 7-1-06
Feature Ghost Town Olive,
Hardin County, Texas by W. T. Block 7-3-06|
An Extinct Sawmill Town and the Olive-Sternenberg Partnership That Built It
Photos courtesy Lauren Meyers 7-30-06 |
| || Life
in Clara 7-21-06|
Written by Ray
Johnston and Edith Johnston-Hall.
They grew up in Clara, Texas. Gibtown
Whirlwind Lt. John Lapham Bullis and the Seminole Negro Scouts by C. F.
of the least-known heroes of the Texas frontier was a man known to his followers
as The Whirlwind and to his enemies as The Thunderbolt..... John Bullis didn't
do it all alone. He had a lot of help. The help, mostly, was the Seminole Negro
scouts. What became of them?..."
Legend of the Olive Ghost Train by W. T. Block Jr. 7-3-06The
Ghost on Highway 281 by C.F. Eckhardt |
"...About a year and
a half later John was in the old Jailhouse Barber Shop in Blanco, and he mentioned
seeing the guy with the knife alongside 281. "Oh," somebody said, "you saw Lackey's
ghost." ... As it turned out, John wasn't the only person who'd seen Lackey trying
to hitch a ride north toward Johnson City. A lot of people were aware of him.
Truckers don't like to drive that stretch on fall nights..."
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