Stores and Stories
new museum in Rusk by Bob Bowman
The old Barr grocery store in Rusk now houses memorabilia telling
the rich history of Rusk and Cherokee County--one of the oldest
counties in East Texas.
Stores by Bob Bowman
A friend who lives near Trawick was bemoaning the loss of country
stores a few days ago. “When I was a kid, you could drive all over
East Texas, and every little town had one or two stores and did
a good business because the hometown folks always traded with them...
Barrel by Mike Cox
Eight-year-old Viola Helen Anderson did not grasp that the U.S.
stood on the brink of a financial crisis that would come to be called
the Panic of 1906. All the San Angelo girl cared about was that
her daddy had died...
good ol’ store by Bob Bowman
Losing a community institution is like losing a good friend. Such
was the case when the Poynor General Store closed last summer in
the Henderson County community on U.S. Highway 175...
Em Down by Bob Bowman
Store by Bob Bowman
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