100 Years Ago
June 11, 1908
We are authorized to announce to the general public that there will be a two-day public entertainment and encampment at Cherokee, beginning on the Third of July at 2 p.m. Ample ground for camping will be provided, barbecue on the Fourth; public speaking on both days. A full program will be published in a few days. Everybody invited to come and have a good time. W.B. Hart, W.W. Cocman, John Hickman, O.L. Gray, J.E. Hillman, S.B. Jester, John Beckham - Committee.
J.L. Murray brought in the first load of new wheat. It was pastured very closely during the winter but yielded 8 bushels per acre. It tested 55 lbs. and brought 75 cents. The market, however, is 80 cents per bushel.
T.A. Murrey and R.M. Ward attended the State Bankers' Convention at Ft. Worth last week.
W.H. Gibbons and son, John, went to Oklahoma last Thursday to look after their cattle interests there.
Prof. Jeff Livsey, conductor of the Cherokee Summer Normal, and Prof. W.O. Hines were in San Saba Wednesday. They are perfecting the details for the work of the Normal which opens Monday morning next.
70 Years Ago
June 16, 1938
Grasshoppers damaging San Saba farms are being well-fed, according to County Agent C.E. Tisdale, who reports that records in his office show that 7,000 lbs. of the government poison has already been distributed by farmers.
During the past three or four days, the following livestock shipments were made from San Saba County to Fort Worth via trucks. McMillan Truck Lines reported to The News Tuesday: G.W. Gray, 2 trucks of cattle; Bill Linn, truck load of cattle; Allen Walker, half truck load of sheep; J.C. Hewgley, a few yearlings; T.A. Murray, three truck loads cows and calves; Lemmon Bros., 3 truck loads cattle; Woodard of Catclaw, sold two truck loads of cows and calves to parties in Lometa.
State highway crews have about finished the work of topping with a sort of asphalt coat a 3-4 mile strip on Highway 81, just south of town, to keep the clouds of dust down. The strip of topping should have been extended south at least to the Moore ranch home to be effective.
50 Years Ago
June 12, 1958
House guest of Mrs. Nancy Gibson of Richland Springs for the week is her sister, Mrs. Arzenia McKinzie of Killeen.
The Blood Bank will be in San Saba Thursday, June 5, at the Methodist Church. The Wallace Creek ladies are to furnish cookies and Mrs. J.W. Yancy and Mrs. C.B. Lambert will help from 12:30 to 3 o'clock. We are in need of blood donors from this community; anyone that would give a pint of blood would certainly be appreciated.
Mrs. J.W. McDoniel attended the Fall and Back-to-School Market of the American Fashion Association in Dallas May 25-30. More than 1,000 lines of women's and children's apparel were exhibited during this important market, held in the Adolphus and Baker Hotels.
John Lee Walker will be parade marshal for the mammoth street parade which heralds the opening of the San Saba World Championship Rodeo, June 19, 20, and 21, will begin at 5 p.m. The first rodeo performance will begin at 8 p.m. that night on Rogan Field. The parade committee is headed by Jack Harkey and Mrs. Reuben Ashley.