56 Years Ago
June 30, 1955
Bend - The High Valley Baptist revival closed Sunday night with large attendances most every night, with two new members by letter, Mrs. Baxter Lively and Mrs. Joe Hunt; Mrs. Robert Hicks was baptized Sunday evening. There were several families to serve dinner at church at the noon hour.
Joe Scott, 80, who says he helped haul the first load of material to go into the San Saba courthouse building, came here from Frankston last week to attend the Old Settlers Reunion and to visit in the home of his brother, E.M. Scott.
About half of the eligible voters in the Cherokee Common School District went to the polls Saturday and voted overwhelmingly to change their school district into an independent school district. Out of the estimated 200 eligible voters in the district, 96 votes were cast; 85 for changing and 11 voting against.
Mrs. Belle Martin, 87, of Mercury, was named Queen of the Old Settlers last Friday at the annual reunion held on the old Fair Park grounds north of town.
At the Palace - Fri. & Sat. - Randolph Scott as the "Tall Man Riding" - Sun. & Mon. - Howard Hughes presents Jane Russell in "UNDERWATER!"
106 Years Ago
June 29, 1905
S.J. Shelton & Co. have built a blacksmith and wood work shop just north of the Allison old law office and will occupy it at once.
Little Misses Ethel and Connie Murray entertained a number of their little friends at home last Friday afternoon.
Rector, Brown & Seiders sold 160 acres of E.J. Abel Survey for W. Hopkins of Louisville, Ky., to F. M. Ramsey for $350.
S.M. Moore returned the first of the week from the Confederate Reunion at Louisville and a visit to his old home people in West Tennessee.
D.T. Smith says there will be a barbecue and fish fry, July 28 and 29 in William Griffay's pasture, near Rattler.
131 Years Ago
July 17, 1880
The grand barbecue on the sixth, Inst., given by the people of Richland Springs, was every way attended with success. There were between 600 and 800 people on the grounds, comprising all ages. Judge Thomas of this place made remarks on the occasion, and the Algerita Cornet Band furnished music. The barbecue was given in commemoration of the 4th of July. Richland has won by this event the honor of having provided beautifully for perhaps the largest crowd that has ever convened on such an occasion.
Judge A.D. McGinnis, who has a valuable place in town, has raised the Egyptian corn or rice this year to perfection.
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