60 Years Ago
April 12, 1951
R.A. Carrell has purchased the station and market on West Wallace street formerly owned by Andy Wallace, and also the Dean Warren residence on West Wallace opposite Shires Cafe.
Applications have been approved for growing 400 acres of castor beans in San Saba county. The castor bean is expected to provide a new cash crop for farmers in this area. The beans are being stockpiled for defense needs.
Roy Ragsdale returned from Chicago Saturday night after attending a two-week school conducted by International Harvester Co.
Seven Jersey heifers, stolen from Coke Carpenter of Waco, were recovered by Carpenter here Monday afternoon on the Tom Moore place west of town. Moore bought the heifers from Vernon Gunter who purchased them at the Mason auction ring. Four men were jailed in Brownwood on charges of stealing the heifers and 11 other heifers sold to other sales.
Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Vogel returned Monday from Luling where they attended a meeting of Allis-Chalmers dealers and saw demonstrations of several models.
80 Years Ago
April 16, 1931
Folders have been received by the citizens of this section announcing the opening of the Gibbons Cavern in the western part of this county.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Thorp have bought the Sandwich Shop from Miss Hilda Williamson and will continue the business at the same stand. The Thorps recently sold their hamburger stand on the Plaza to Leon Hamrick.
A big time is in store for everybody who attends the Old Fiddlers' contest given under the auspices of the local parent-teacher association at the courthouse Friday night, April 19.
Harry Doran, H.O. Timmins, and others interested in baseball went to Temple the first of the week where they again entered the San Saba ball club in the Central Texas League, which was organized here Tuesday night.
San Saba's Boy Scout troop was organized last week when C.L. Pouncey, district executive of Boy Scout work, organized troop number 36, with Raymond C. Miller, scoutmaster, and Charles J. Dismuke and Elvis Brown, assistant scout masters.
100 Years Ago
April 13, 1911
W.C. Locker, the Richland Springs gin man, was in San Saba Monday. He is preparing for a big ginning season this fall.
Henry Moore has bought the Marley ranch in the Bend section consisting of something more than 3100 acres. He has moved his family to the ranch and thinks he is located for life.
Our popular merchant, Ben Smalensky, has opened a branch house at Richland Springs. Monday was the opening day and a flourishing business was reported. Mrs. Smalensky, Misses Carrie Beveridge and Naomi Smalensky were in charge of the store.
The first car of freight pulled over the San Saba railroad arrived at the end of the track about one mile east of town last Thursday. It consisted of a car of implements for Walter & Baskin, one of our popular implement dealers.
Arthur Hill returned from San Francisco, California, Sunday. He was not pleased with the Pacific Coast country and soon decided to come back to the best spot on earth.