100 Years Ago
November 26, 1908
Lee Burlson has had a large up-to-date baker's oven put in near his rock building on the west side of the square. It was put up by A. Holtmar, a professional baker, and will bake 1200 loaves of bread per day.
Miles J. Byrne and J.W. Patterson are preparing to open the skating rink by the first of December. They will thoroughly renovate the floor and otherwise put it in first class condition. They will have new ball bearing skates with special music for entertainment.
J.E. Jones of the Regency section was in the county seat Saturday arranging to close a trade whereby he purchased the Trent old place on the Colorado River near J.H. Lindsey's ranch. He is getting the place from Rev. Jackson Matlock and is putting his smaller farm in on the deal.
Sam Gay began work drilling one of the options near the head of Wallace Creek where it is believed a good paying lead has been discovered.
T.J. Edwards was in town last Saturday with a dozen hens and half dozen cockerels of his Silver Wyandotte chickens. They were beauties and seemed to be selling right along.
70 Years Ago
December 1, 1938
Buster Pool shot a 13-point buck on his ranch Wednesday morning of last week. He brought it to town that morning for cold storage at the ice plant. It weighed 99 lbs. dressed.
Up to Wednesday afternoon of last week the ice plant had reached about 40 bucks for cold storage but since the cold snap started that day many local hunters were cooling them at home.
A huge black Mexican eagle, with a wing spread of exactly seven feet, was killed Wednesday morning by William Kuykendall, well known rancher, on his place northwest of Cherokee. While out with his 30-30 rifle he came upon two large eagles feeding upon a lamb which they had just killed in the pasture. One of them flew to a mesquite tree and he shot the bird through the breast. He was brought to the San Saba Hardware Co. store here where many viewed the big bird of prey whose claws were as large almost as a mans hand.
It has been arranged to stage the big Bi-District Championship football game on Rogan Field, between the 28-B district Champion team of Taylor and the 27-B District Champion Armadillos here this Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
50 Years Ago
December 4, 1958
All San Saba county veterans of World War I have been called to meet in a special session in the banquet room of Hotel San Saba at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, announced H. Clyde Smith of San Saba who is helping with arrangements. Roger Q. Evans will be present to bring before the group proposed legislation in which the World War I veterans are seeking a pension of $100 per month for themselves and their widows at the age of 60.
Gold Star Awards, the top county awards for outstanding work, were presented to a Cherokee girl and boy for San Saba County along with the presentation of awards to 60 other 4-H boys and girls at the annual Achievement Night held Tuesday night, Nov. 25, in Richland Springs. Miss Leta Ann Thaxton, 15, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Thaxton of Cherokee, received the Gold Star award and John L. Kuykendall, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kuykendall of Cherokee, received the Gold Star award.
At the Palace - Walt Disney's The Light in the Forest starring Fess Parker, Wendell Corey, Joanne Dru, James MacArthur, and Carol Lynley.
DEER HUNTING by the day, $10. Arherlger's Hill Top Ranch, Phone Algerita 62321.