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Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
a Pecan Shell
Samuel Bangs, early
publisher and founder of several Texas newspaper is the namesake of
the community. A post office was granted in the mid 1880s when the
population was well under 100.
The population grew to 136 by 1900 and it incorporated in 1915 with
a population recorded at 600.
By 1920 the town had both water and gas systems in place. Bangs also
had the good fortune not to be bypassed by the new highway (Hwy 67)
when it came through the town in 1932.
(which had seen overcrowding and housing shortages during WWII)
was relieved to see new housing in Bangs. While many towns lost population
during the postwar boom, Bangs remained stable and by 1970, the number
of residents had grown to 1,214.
Ten years later it had increased to 1,716 but declined to 1,555 for
the 1990 census. The 2000 and 2010 census reported that 1,620 people
called Bangs home.
Traweek Family in Bangs
My daughter happen to be researching the history of Bangs, TX for
a school project and came across your site! On the Bangs, TX forum
there is a man that is looking for a Traweek brother and the subject
is called "Traweek Family".... Well the man that the guy on the
forum is searching for is my daughter's grandpa!!! I know that it's
a long shot as the post is from 2005, but would you happen to have
the information to connect us to this man? His name is John Righton!
Feel free to give him my email firstname.lastname@example.org if possible!
We would like to connect the two again! Thank you, Lindsey Gothard
Traweek, May 13, 2013
I am writing in the hope that you can help me. My name is John Righton
and I live in England. I worked for the Traweek family, who lived
in Bangs, 20 years ago and I am currently trying to trace them.
There were 2 brothers, Larry and Dennis. Both would now be in their
mid 50's. They did custom combining working throughout Texas. Their
base was their father's (Ray) farm just outside Bangs. I worked
with them for 6 months, over the summer of 1984 and very much enjoyed
the time that I spent in your town (and my visits to Brownwood lake).
If you could help me to trace them in any way I would be very grateful.
Yours sincerely, John Righton, March 03, 2005
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