100 Years Ago
May 28, 1908
The following young ladies of San Saba attended the commencement exercises of the W.T.N.&B. College at Cherokee last week: Misses Gertrude and Lela Hill, Essie and Bertha Hudson, Lucy Walker, Mattie Armour Rector, Carrie and Mary Sanderson.
Andy Weston from the Colorado River just below Ratler was in San Saba Monday and reported the river at 34 feet high and still rising at his house Monday morning.
A very damaging wind and rainstorm is reported from the northwest part of the county last Saturday night. I.G. Weaver's house was blown down and completely destroyed. All of his household goods were either blown away or burned. It seems the storm came shortly after supper and the fire had not all been extinguished from the cookstove. The family escaped by being in the storm cellar.
Farm For Sale - 180 acres nearly all tillable, 95 acres in cultivation, small house, river front, pecan timber. Situation 3 miles west of town on public road. Terms to suit purchaser. Priced $5,400. G.H. Hagan
70 Years Ago
May 26, 1938
A number of citizens from Richland Springs went to Brady last Thursday to see the largest man in the world at the Skelton's Store, who was advertising Peter's Shoes.
Miss Ernestine Boatright, experienced and efficient beautician and hair stylist, is now in charge of the White Front Beauty Shop. Telephone 275 for appointment.
Rip Van Winkle from Sloan reports - The only fruit we had this year is algeritas and they are rapidly disappearing. There is nothing better for cobbler pies than algerita berries. Cook the berry quite a bit and the seeds will separate from the berry and settle to the bottom of vessel; throw these away as they are bitter and will ruin the pie if left in. Now, with the juice only, make cobbler as with any other fruit. If you never ate an algerita cobbler pie, you have missed something, and still have something to live for.
Mrs. Etta W. Ringgold will leave Monday for Washington, D.C., where she will be instructor in "Leathercraft" during the National 4-H Club Camp. The camp receives two boys and two girls with their leaders from each state in the union, admitted on outstanding work in their respective states.
50 Years Ago
May 29, 1958
A total of six girls have been named as candidates for the honor of Rodeo Queen for the annual San Saba World's Championship Rodeo on June 19-20-21. Candidates for the queen of the rodeo include Jan Yates from Cherokee; Yvonne Turner from Richland Springs; and Sara Jane Moore, Pully Kuykendall, Nancy Clark and Sylvia Ellis, all of San Saba. The girl who sells the most advance tickets to the rodeo will be named queen and the other five will be her attendants. All will ride in the rodeo parade and in the Grand Entry.
Mrs. J.W. Shook, County Blood Chairman, announced that the Blood mobile unit is scheduled to be at the First Methodist Church Thursday June 5th. San Saba County's goal for the year was set at 222 pints of blood. The goal will be accomplished with only 70 pints at this last visit of the year.
Army Specialist Third Class James E. Hamrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. Hamrick of San Saba, recently was selected to participate in solemn interment ceremonies for the Unknown Soldiers of World War II and Korea at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day.
At the Palace Theatre and Corral Drive-In - Blue Ribbon Picture of the Month - Walt Disney presents Dorothy McGuire and Fess Parker co-starring in "Old Yeller"