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Index to Wm. S. Adair Articles, 1926 - 1933

Index to Wm. S. Adair Articles
Appearing in the Dallas Morning News, 1920 - 1925
(Transcribed from copy at Dallas Public Library, 7th Floor)


1920

TITLE

DATE

PAGE

COLUMN

SECTION
Lurid Literature
of Other Days

3 Oct 1920

2

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4
Matchmakers and Bachelors Found; Marriage Aid Societies Quickened Pulse in Early Days

 10 Oct 1920

13

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 3
State Fair of Texas Had Crude
Beginning.

24 Oct 1920

4

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 1
Memories of East Dallas
Municipality Recalled by School Board's Action

31 Oct 1920

8

2

1
Following Buffalo Herd Great
Sport in West

7 Nov 1920

14

1

2
Pomp of Autumn Sunsets and
Meaning of the Cycle of the
Seasons.

14 Nov 1920

2

1

3
Movies Now Flicker Where
Once Great Thespians Trod.

21 Nov 1920

12

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2
Awful Sundays

5 Dec 1920

11

2

1
Bootleg Booze is Dream
Producer

12 Dec 1920

5

3

 2
Dallas as Seen in its Beginnings; Razing of an Old Structure Revives Memories of the Long Ago.

26 Dec 1920

10

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 4


1921

TITLE

DATE

PAGE

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SECTION
When Men Voted as They Pleased; Palmy Days of Ward Heelers, Yellow Journalism and Oratory Recalled.

2 Jan 1921

14

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1
Old Landmark is Being Demolished; History of City's Earliest "White Way" Recalled by Razing of Building

9 Jan 1921

2

1

3
Earliest Days of Dallas Recalled

16 Jan 1921

12

1

 1
Holdups Recall Sam Bass Gang

23 Jan 1921

 4

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 3
Indians Worried Early Dallasites

30 Jan 1921

11

 1

 2
Old Union Depot Nears Its Finish; Prominent Part in History of City Played by Station in East Dallas.

6 Feb 1921

7

1

3
Pioneers Balked at Toll Charges; County Purchased Bridge Over Trinity When Protest Filed.

13 Feb 1921

7

1

3
Pioneers of City Were Progressive; Mardi Gras Celebration in '70s to Advertise Dallas is Recalled.

20 Feb 1921

3

1

3

TITLE

DATE

PAGE

COLUMN

SECTION
Times Were Wild in Young Dallas; Republican Mayor Surveyed Out City -- Growth of Trade Told.

27 Feb 1921

2

1

2
Dallas Pioneers Had a Hard
Fight; Coming of Railroads;
First Paved Streets, etc.

6 Mar 1921

3

1

2
Dallas Building Boom Began
Early; Population Began Growing and New Subdivisions Opened in 1886.

13 Mar 1921

13

1

2
Dallas a Rival of El Dorado
in 80's; Property Soared Over 500 Per Cent in Boom of 1886-90.

20 Mar 1921

2

1

3
Values Fell with Alien Land
Law; Depression Followed Enactment of Measure in Year 1891; Building Suspended; Bankruptcy Overtook Various Street Car Lines During Years of Hard Times.

3 Apr 1921

2

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2
Prize Fighting Stopped in '95; Special Session Prohibited Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight Here; Test for Texas Law; Dallas Got National Publicity, but No Championship Bout.

10 Apr 1921

4

1

3

TITLE

DATE

PAGE

COLUMN

SECTION
When The News Came
to Dallas; Veteran Writer Tells of Early Days in Texas Journalism; Merged with Herald; Combination with Herald Owners Gave News Pioneer Place in the Local Field.

24 Apr 1921

7

1

3
Variety Theaters Flourished
Here; Show Manager Looked to Bar Rather than Admissions for Profits; Music Was Good; Legislature Took Hand in 1887 and Enacted Statute Which Abolished Showhouses.

24 Apr 1921

10

1

2
When Dallas Had 7,054
Residents; Directory for 1873-4 Shows One Saloon to Every 165 Persons; Review of the City; Much Interesting Information is Carried in the Old Volume Now in Dallas Public Library.

1 May 1921

13

1

2
Dallas Building Boom at
Heighth; Activity in 1921 Greater Than Any Period in City's History; Expect Record Year; Building in Residential Sections is Solving the Housing Problem.

8 May 1921

8

1

3
Dallas of 1875 a Shadow
of Today; Citizens Fought to Keep Railways from Building Through; Population of 7,000; Little Opportunity for Social Activities in Pioneer Settlement.

15 May 1921

1

1

2
Dallas of 1883 Prosperous
City; City Directory Gives Population as 33,304; County 40,154; Great Future is Seen; Progressive Spirit of Builders is Shown in Public and Private Enterprises.

22 May 1921

13

1

3
History of Old Builder Related; Improvements in Dallas in Early Days Come with Boom; Hardships Overcome; Thomas L. Marsalis, Was One of Really Strong Men of This Community.

29 May 1921

5

1

3
First Boat Came to
Dallas in '58; History of Attempts to Navigate Trinity Covers Half Century

12 June 1921

5

1

3
Dallas Has Gone Forward
Rapidly; Steady Growth Enjoyed Since Business Revival After Civil War.

19 June 1921

2

1

3
Pioneer Lawyer Arrived in 1845; Bar of Early Days Tried to Increase Culture of Community; Had Difficult Task; Colonel John C. McCoy Controlled Legal Field Three Years Before Others Came.

26 June 1921

6

1

1
Pioneer Doctors Had a Hard Life; First Physician Arrived in This Locality in the Year 1843; Many Malaria Cases; Dr. McDermott, Who Came to Dallas in 1847, Still Engaged in Active Practice.

3 July 1921

11

1

1
Pioneer Woman of City 93 Years Old; Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Has Resided in Dallas Since 1869; Lives in Same House; Her Husband Bought a Homestead of 40 Acres Adjoining Pearl and McKinney.

10 July 1921

5

1

1
Pioneer Engineer Resides in Dallas; Hank White Began Service on Michigan Central Road in 1860; Employed by T. & P.; Spent Years in Service of This Road After Coming to Texas in 1873.

17 July 1921

12

1

4
Dallas' History Started in
1841; John Neely Bryan Built Rude Cabin and City Began its Career; Election Held in 1846; Handful of Residents Sent W. H. Beeman to Legislature Without Right.

7 Aug 1921

10

1

1
Butcher Tells of Former Days Here; Frank Hamm Settled in Dallas in 1872 and Built Up Business; Sees Dallas Grow from Village to Present-Day City

 21 Aug 1921

8

1

3
First Movie Shown in Dallas in 1897; People Blocked Streets in Order to Witness Exhibition; Great Progress Made; State Fair Ran Advertising Car With Moving Picture as Chief Attraction.

28 Aug 1921

8

1

1

TITLE

DATE

PAGE

COLUMN

SECTION
Many Changes Made in Grocery Trade; J. J. Simmons Tells of Early Days Here in the Business; Hard on Drummers; Traveling Done by Stage Coach or on Horseback and Hotels Not of the Best.

11 Sep 1921

9

1

3
Druggists Happy in
Pioneer Days; Gen. Patterson Discourses on Conditions Before City Had Arrived; Had Ananias Club; Only Three of Pharmacists Who Were Here Forty-Three Years Ago Survive.

18 Sep 1921

9

1

2
Election Methods Radically
Changed; Dallas Was First
City in South to Abolish
Old System; Gang Rule Prevailed; Saloons and Gambling Houses Took Leading Part in Electing Ward Candidates.

25 Sep 1921

6

1

2
Salesman Tells of Life 45 Years Ago; C. E. Dickson is Probably the Oldest Drummer in Dallas; Made Long Trips; Weeks Required to Cover Territory, Which Extended to San Angelo and Fort Griffin.

2 Oct 1921

7

1

3
Fire Department Limited
in 1887; Six Pieces of Apparatus Comprised Equipment at that Time; Rainey Gives History; Tells of Most Important Fires During His Thirty Years of Service.
History of Dallas Department

9 Oct 1921

9

1

3
Art Appreciation is Growing Here; Development of Exhibit at State Fair Indicates Rapid Increase.

16 Oct 1921

9

1

3
Dallas Has Seen the Time
When Food Was to be Had
for Asking [Old-Time
Restaurants in Dallas]

23 Oct 1921

6

1

1
When "Hoss Tradin' " Was in
Flower in Dallas; Wagon Yards and Livery Stables Abounded in the Old Days When the City Was Young...

13 Nov 1921

3

6

Magazine Section
Dallas News Boys Real
Merchants and Know Business; Old Times Among the Newsies; First Circulator in Dallas; The Race for the Gambling House Door; One-Time Newsie Now Owns Block and Building; Banner Days Among the Little Fellows; How They Sell Extras

20 Nov 1921

5

1

Magazine Section
Confusion Would Result if Fashion Arbiters Quit; Story of Styles in Dallas from Early Days -- Pagan Gods Must Have Laughed to See Costumes of Individual Tastes

27 Nov 1921

8

1

Magazine Section
Game was Abundant
50 Years Ago Near Dallas

4 Dec 1921

6

1

Magazine Section
Gambling Frenzy in
United States Began Shortly
After Close of Civil War; Veteran Retired Gambler, Now Living in Dallas, Tells of Days When Mining Camps Were Principal Gaming Places in Country.

11 Dec 1921

4

1

Magazine Section
Dallas Began to Grow When
Railroads Came; Many Other Towns Just as Promising as This and a Number Were Far Ahead of It

18 Dec 1921

4

1

Magazine Section
Strange Story of the Silent Minister; Christmas Tale of a Mining Camp in Which Spirit of Departed Divine Eventually Eliminated Its Wickedness and Crime

25 Dec 1921

2

2

Magazine Section


1922

TITLE

DATE

PAGE

COLUMN

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Wholesale Dry Goods Business in Dallas in Early Times; Frontier Country Merchant Was Not a Discriminating Buyer in Those Days -- Reminiscences of Old-Time Salesman

1 Jan 1922

8

1

Magazine Section
Telegraph Business in
Dallas Has Increased a
Thousand Fold.

 8 Jan 1922

7

6

Magazine Section
Who Can Predict Where
Growth of Dallas Will
Finally Lead?

15 Jan 1922

6

5

Magazine Section
Dallas Was Always Hustling Town

22 Jan 1922

2

6

Magazine Section
John Hess Came To Dallas in 1870; City Had a Population of 838 -- and Looked It -- To People From Horseless Country Riders Seemed to Be Centaurs.

5 Feb 1922

6

2

Magazine Section
When the Smoke of Burning
Dallas Was Seen From Afar

12 Feb 1922

6

6

Magazine Section
When Customers Asked That
Milk be Watered; Buttermilk Was Considered Unfit for
Human Consumption

19 Feb 1922

7

1

Magazine Section
Judge [George W.] Riddle Tells of Early Times

26 Feb 1922

6

1

Magazine Section
When Dallas Was Not Counted in the Census; Impossible to Find City on Old Maps -- How State Representative to Legislature Was First Elected.

5 Mar 1922

8

1

Magazine Section
When Elm Street Was a Rural Highway

12 Mar 1922

6

5

Magazine Section
Old French Settlement Near Dallas Had Many Splendid Citizens. [La Reunion]

26 Mar 1922

5

1

Magazine Section
Captain Erath and His Noble Broncho

2 Apr 1922

3

2

Magazine Section
Saddle and Leather Industry

9 Apr 1922

6

2

Magazine Section
A Texas Utopia of the Long Ago; Strange Colony of Enthusiasts Founded Town in Peter's Colony Grant.

16 Apr 1922

6

2

Magazine Section

TITLE

DATE

PAGE

COLUMN

SECTION
Reminiscences of Dallas Pioneer [Capt. W. H. Gaston]

30 Apr 1922

6

2

Magazine Section
When Water Sold For Five Cents a Bucket in Old Town of Dallas; Merchant With Five Thousand Dollars Was Considered a Croesus -- Creek Once Flowed Along Murphy Street.

14 May 1922

6

1

Magazine Section
Birdseye View of Dallas in 1872

21 May 1922

6

1

Magazine Section
Dallas Was a Mere Village in 1869

29 May 1922

6

3

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Chasing Mule-Eared Rabbits

4 Jun 1922

6

6

Magazine Section
When Dallas Was a Dead Town

11 Jun 1922

6

6

Magazine Section
Quarter Horses and Their Successors

18 Jun 1922

6

6

Magazine Section
When There Were Stage Lines Between Dallas and Fort Worth; Burning of Dallas Witnessed by Pioneer Citizen [Geo. E. Cornwell] -- Hanging of Desperadoes -- Indian Uprising in Parker County. Wild Horses in Vicinity. -- Two Routes From East Texas -- Jefferson Was the Livest Town in State.

2 July 1922

6

1

Magazine Section
When Dallas' Population Was in Advance of the Houses of Old Times; City Gave Itself Airs of Frontier Town on Completion of First Railroad; Streets Seas of Mud When Wet Spell Set In; People Bought Water at Five Cents for a Bucketful. Browder Springs Was Source of Supply

9 July 1922

5

5

 Magazine Section
1872 Celebration Was a Big
Event; Only Two Residents of Dallas County on Program Survive.

16 July 1922

6

5

1
Hard Times in Dallas During the Civil War; Tonkaway Indians and Their Ways; When an Indian Surrenders, He Surrenders All Over; Much Suffering Because of Scarcity of Salt

23 July 1922

6

6

Magazine Section
Warned That Dallas Was
a Wild and Woolly Town; Post Office Has Wandered Considerably Since Early Days and One Man Was the "Force"; When Lots and Lumber Were Cheap, Old Pleasure Garden at Head of Stone Street -- Adventure of Roxy Clements, Kerosene Lamps Were Used as Illuminants in Homes and Stores -- When Dallasites Had Never Heard of Things Now Considered Essential to Life and Comfort.

30 July 1922

4

1

Magazine Section
The Cyclone at Cedar Hill

20 Aug 1922

4

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Literary Section
Girl Heard Fire Alarm When
Dallas Was Destroyed in
Summer, 1860; All Churches Worshipped in the Courthouse in Early Days; Maker of Looms and Shoes; First Piano Brought to Dallas Was Made in Switzerland and Had Pearl Keys; When Cattle Passed Through Dallas in Enormous Numbers. Hair Bobbed in Fashion of Today -- Low Necks and Short Sleeves for the Women -- Linen Sheeting Manufactured in Dallas During the Civil War.

27 Aug 1922

6

5

Fiction Sec.

TITLE

DATE

PAGE

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SECTION
Dallas Was an Island in 1866; Reported Several Drowned on What Are Now Business Streets of City; -- Reconstruction Days. How the Old Song, "Dixie," Was Taboo. Hunting in What Is Now Manufacturing District of City -- Law and Order Was Maintained -- Few Men Had the Nerve to Start Anything -- Every Grown Man "Toted a Gun."

3 Sep 1922

6

1

Fiction/Lit Section
Great Road of Republic of
Texas Started From Cabin
of John Neeley Bryan

10 Sep 1922

6

5

Fiction/Lit Section
Dallas' First Newspaper Appeared in 1849

17 Sep 1922

6

1

Fiction/Lit Section
Traffic Officers Worked in Dallas in 1872

24 Sep 1922

6

1

Fiction/Lit Section
Indian Raids in Early Days
Near Dallas

8 Oct 1922

6

1

Sunday Magazine
[J. D. Herndon] Rode a Horse From Springfield to Dallas; Missourian Found Texas of 1871 Much as it Must Have Been in 1771; How Beeves Were Killed and Meat Preserved in Early Days; Farm Lands Were Cheap

15 Oct 1922

6

1

Magazine Section
The Arkansas Traveler

22 Oct 1922

6

1

Sunday Magazine
Texas and Pacific Came Fifty Years Ago to Dallas

29 Oct 1922

6

1

Sunday Magazine
[I. E. Rose] When the Railroad Came From Jefferson

5 Nov 1922

6

1

Sunday Magazine
When the Railroads Killed the Stage Lines

12 Nov 1922

6

5

Sunday Magazine
The Old Dallas & Wichita
Railroad

19 Nov 1922

6

5

Sunday Magazine
When Indians Were Plentiful in Llano [Asa Johnson]

26 Nov 1922

6

1

Sunday Magazine
When Old Jefferson Was Distributing Center [L. Craddock]

3 Dec 1922

6

1

Magazine Section
When the Meat Problem in Dallas Was Only a Question of Marksmanship [H. H. Smith]

10 Dec 1922

6

1

Magazine Section
Life in Rural Texas in Early Days; Caravan of Horses in Charge of Early Pioneers Made Trip Through New Country -- Eleven Terrific Rainstorms in Fifteen Days; When a Sight of the Plains Was Rare -- Coming of the Cyclones in Their Infant State -- Large Families in Those Days. [Jeff G. Jones]

17 Dec 1922

6

1

 Magazine Section
How Rockwall Got Its Name

24 Dec 1922

6

5

Magazine Section
When a Toll Bridge Spanned
the Trinity at Commerce
Street [S. B. Scott]

31 Dec 1922

6

5

Magazine Section


1923
What the Negroes Did When
Told That They Were Free;
Shooting Five-Hundred Times at an Antelope with a
Cartridge Pistol Before Bringing it Down; When Land was Cheap in Dallas; Threshing Wheat by Walking Horses Over It. [O. F. Yarbrough]

7 Jan 1923

6

1

5
When There Were Devils in the Print Shop; George Myers Tells of the Days When a Regular Pay Day on a Newspaper Was a Novelty; Ups and Downs of the Newspaper Business in Dallas

14 Jan 1923

6

1

5
Dallas Suppressed Gambling
Long Before Several of the
Other Texas Cities Undertook to Do So; Town Had Adobe Houses in Some Places on Prominent Streets -- Old-Timer [Wood H. Ramsey] Tells of Early Days in Hustling Frontier Town in Which He Delivered Newspaper

21 Jan 1923

6

1

Fiction/Lit
Section
Three Candidates for Dallas
County Seat Were Eventually
Successful [John H. Yeargan]

28 Jan 1923

6

1

Fiction/Lit
Section
Felt the "Rabbit Risin' " in Him; Experiences of Some Old-Time Dallas Police Officers; The Woman Who Found the Chickens That Had Been Stolen

4 Feb 1923

6

1

Fiction/Lit
Section
E. K. Martyn Rode a Three-
Year-Old Colt to Texas in 1873

11 Feb 1923

6

1

Magazine Section
When Dallas Firemen Hiked
it as the Big Bell Tapped

18 Feb 1923

5

1

Fiction/Lit
Section
J. B. Banks Reached Texas
With Fifty Cents in His Pocket.

25 Feb 1923

6

5

Magazine Section
Dallas' First "Opera House"
Opened in 1873; Father of B. F. Sala Built Playhouses in Texas from Galveston to Dallas -- Knew Old Families and Had Thrilling Meetings With Noted Bandits of Early Days -- Dallas Fire Department Gave Lively Exhibition With Old Hand Pump

4 Mar 1923

6

5

Fiction/Lit
Section
When the Steamer Sallie
Haynes Docked at Dallas

11 Mar 1923

6

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Recalls Bicycle Craze That Swept Country 40 Years Ago; Dallas Man [H. J. Blakeney] Tells of Early-Day Bike; Qualities of the Broncho Buster Required to Ride Big Wheel

18 Mar 1923

6

1

1

TITLE

DATE

PAGE

COLUMN

SECTION
When Texans Traveled in Wagons Drawn by Ox Teams

1 Apr 1923

7

2

3
When Black Land Farm Could be Bought Here for $2 to $6 an Acre

8 Apr 1923

4

6

3
Field Near Akard Once Grew Cotton; County in Early Days Was Open Range and Cattle Best Money Crop; Some Street Names; Stage Lines Were Operated Out of Dallas After Coming of Railroads.

15 Apr 1923

2

4

3
Dallas Was Little Developed
in 1857; Traveler Found Only Row of Cabins and Cheap Box Houses; Indians Numerous; [Andrew] Mason Visited Town Again in 1870 and Was Surprised at Improvements.

22 Apr 1923

7

1

3
[Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Kittrell of Cisco] Tells of Trip to Texas During 1863; Farmers Refused to Sell Their Wheat for Confederate Money; Freakish Weather; On April 11, 1857, There Was Hard Freeze All Way to the Coast.

29 Apr 1923

5

1

3
Dallas 63 Years Ago Described; T. C. Lewis of Atoka, Ok., Tells of First Visit to City in 1870; Was Frontier Town; Visitor Sees Many Changes Since He Lived in Dallas Three-Score Years Ago.

6 May 1923

15

1

2
On Cattle Ranges of Texas in 1869; A. Branshaw of Dallas Recalls Stirring Events of Early Days; Tales of the Trail; Texas Longhorns Would Charge Man on Foot, but Would Not Notice Him on Horse.

13 May 1923

2

4

3
Knew Texas Before Barbed Wire Fence; [Ben F.] Brandenburg Recalls Days When Country Around Dallas Was Open; Cattle Were Wild; Early Settlers Had No Butcher Shops and Each Took Time Killing Beeves.

20 May 1923

7

1

3
Malaria Here After Fields are Plowed; Pioneer Physician [Dr. W. P. Stephens] Says Few Mosquitoes in the Early Days; Asylum for Fugitive; Law-Abiding Citizens Had Difficulty in Breaking Up Organized Thievery.

27 May 1923

8

1

2
First Directory Published in 1873; Copy Gives Information Concerning Dallas 50 Years Ago; Population Small; Finest Suspension Bridge of Frontier Days Was Built Across Trinity.

3 June 1923

7

5

3
Dallas Man Tells of Indian Fights; Henry C. Clark's Father Fought With Captain John B. Denton; Came to Town in 1856; Early Farmers Around Dallas Restricted Their Crops to Wheat.

10 June 1923

4

6

3
Texas People Built the
Early Railroads; Central Depot Located Exactly One Mile From Courthouse and According to Law; What Followed When the Road Was Completed to Dallas; Traffic in Days When the Traffic Policemen Had to Help Guide Vast Herds of Cattle Along the Streets [Judge R. B. Seay]

24 June 1923

7

7

Feature
Magazine
Civil War Repeated in Indian Territory [Capt. June Peak].

1 July 1923

2

6

Feature
Magazine
Hunting Buffalo on the Little Wichita River [Capt. June Peak]

15 July 1923

5

6

Feature
Magazine
Dallas Drew on Population of Lazy Neck; Days When a Lot on Elm Street Could Have Been Bought for the Price of a
Pony -- How Raw Hide Church
Got Its Name -- When It Did Not Pay to Raise Cotton in Collin County.

22 July 1923

8

2

Feature
Magazine

TITLE

DATE

PAGE

COLUMN

SECTION
Naming Places in Dallas County; Some of the Oldest Families, Where They Lived and Who Their Neighbors Were

29 July 1923

6

6

6
Forty-Six Years Ago in Dallas

5 Aug 1923

7

1

6
Mustang Pony Was Original
Source of Dallas' Pep

12 Aug 1923

7

1

Feature Section
Time Was When There Was
Not Three Hundred Dollars
in Dallas

19 Aug 1923

7

5

Feature Section
When Rangers Fought Indians

26 Aug 1923

3

5

Feature
Magazine
Dallas Was a Wide-Open Town in '71

2 Sep 1923

2

1

Magazine Section
When Railroad Had Wooden Rails

9 Sep 1923

4

1

Magazine Section
When Dallas Had Good
Shows and Bad Lights

16 Sep 1923

2

1

Magazine Section
Chased by Prairie Fires; John Henry Brown's Home, etc.

23 Sep 1923

2

1

Magazine Section
Pioneer Railroad Men of Dallas

30 Sep 1923

2

1

Magazine Section
Dallas Once Like Movie Town

7 Oct 1923

2

1

Magazine Section
When Dallas Tried to Keep Close to the Courthouse

28 Oct 1923

2

1

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Bears, Wild Horses and
Panthers in Texas in Old Days.

4 Nov 1923

2

1

Magazine Section
When Farms Were in Dallas

11 Nov 1923

2

1

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Captured by Indians in Texas

18 Nov 1923

2

1

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How Fire-Chief Myers Learned Which Was Right Hand

25 Nov 1923

2

1

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How Cowboys Once Roped a Panther

2 Dec 1923

2

1

 Magazine Section
Peculiarities of Longhorn Cattle

9 Dec 1923

2

1

 Magazine Section
Wondered, When He Came
to Dallas and Saw Things

23 Dec 1923

2

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1924
Following the Railroad Through Texas. Interview of R. R. Nelms

6 Jan 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
When Dallas Was Town of
Orchards, quoting Mr. D. C. McCord

20 Jan 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
Old-Time Hotels of Dallas

3 Feb 1924

6

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When Dallas Was a Crude
Big Town

10 Feb 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
Early Dallas Hotels

17 Feb 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
The First Typewriter in Dallas

24 Feb 1924

6

1

Magazine Section

TITLE

DATE

PAGE

COLUMN

SECTION
Frank Jackson, Sr., Seventy-five Years in Dallas

2 Mar 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
When Dallas Streetcars Ran by Steam; J. F. Witt interview

9 Mar 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
D. M. Clower Tells of When
Texas Towns Were Young

16 Mar 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
Hunting Rabbits for Christmas, Thomas P. Scott interview

23 Mar 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
John J. Good, Ex-Mayor of Dallas, Serving Between
1879-81; Story of First Settlers of Dallas Reads Like Romance

30 Mar 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
Judge Charles I. Evans
Saw Jones County's First Cotton Bale; Man Who Fired Last Gun of Civil War

6 Apr 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
Texas Gave the Railroads
One Section of Land for
Every Mile of Track Built

13 Apr 1924

2

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Incidents of the Battle of
San Jacinto Recalled

20 Apr 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
W. R. Conine Tells of the
Times When Texas Prairies
Were Covered with Buffalo
Bones; Remembers Dallas as a Row of Log Houses Along Riverbank. Sul Ross and His Band of Friendly Indians

27 Apr 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
When Dallas Had Gas
Illumination on Streets, H. H. Magee Interviewed

4 May 1924

6

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Dallas Boasted Traffic
Officers in '75

11 May 1924

2

1

Magazine Section
Col. Gaston's Erratic Stage Driver Marvel of Action; Adventure in West Texas

18 May 1924

2

1

Magazine Section
Once Plenty of Water in Trinity River, says J. M. Cochran.

25 May 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
The Trip to Texas Was Long and Tedious in Days of Long Ago

1 Jun 1924

2

1

Magazine Section

TITLE

DATE

PAGE

COLUMN

SECTION
George W. Blair Gives
Experiences of Early Days in Texas

8 Jun 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
How Dallas County Sheriff
Ended Highway Robbery

15 Jun 1924

3

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A. Branshaw Saw His First
Stampede at Kentucky Town
in Grayson County; Old-Time
Cattleman Says There is No
Way to Tell What Makes a Herd Stampede; Old Chisholm Trails Were Not Myths

22 Jun 1924

6

1

Magazine Section
Judge Ben L. Jones Interviewed on Early Days in Texas

29 Jun 1924

3

1

Magazine Section
Cooke County Folk Slain by Indians; Woman in Dallas [Mrs. Sarah Witt McCutcheon] Recollects Raid of Marauders in January, 1868; Left Girls to Perish; Uncle of Mrs. Sarah McCutcheon Built First Grist Mill in Dallas County.

13 July 1924

3

3

3
Last Indian Fight in Texas
Described; W. E. Cureton, Tells of Big Battle on Concho River on January 8, 1865; White Men Defeated; Indians, Armed With Rifles to Hunt Buffalo, Killed and Wounded Many in Attack.

20 July 1924

2

5

3
Crockett Man is Texas 'Forty-Niner'; N. B. Barbee Remembers When Houston County Was Wilderness; Tells of Early Days; Wolves Howled Around Public Square and Wild Pigeons Hid the Sun.

17 Aug 1924

10

1

3
Elm Street Once Trail in Brush; W. M. McCommas Tells of Early Days in Village of Dallas; During Indian Days; Red Men Had Surrendered Country East of River, but They Claimed Territory West.

24 Aug 1924

8

1

3
Stirring Incidents of Early Day Texas; A. Wayne Mitchell Tells of First Settlements of Walker County; Bear Halts
Sermon; Congregation Thought It All Right for One Member to Go Bear Hunting and Divide.

31 Aug 1924

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Burning of Dallas Occurred
in 1860; Three Negroes Hanged and Two White Preachers Driven Out; Say Town Was Fired; 89-Year-Old Dallasite Disagrees With Account That Black Slaves Started Blaze.

7 Sep 1924

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Old-Time Dallas "Drummer" [R. H. (Dick) Wall] Talks; Early Day Commercial Traveler had to be Much of a Missionary; How Times Changed; Wholesale Center of Southwest Once Looked Upon as an "Upstart" Village.

14 Sep 1924

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Kidd Springs Land Open in Early Days; Soil Fertile as the World Afforded and Sold at $10 an Acre; Dallas During 1877; Business District Started to Leave Square and Wend Way Down Elm. [Wilber M. Kidd interviewed]

21 Sep 1924

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Took Part in Early Battles; Alex Landolt, 75, Ready to Again Enlist for Uncle Sam; Recalls Indian War; Fought With Forrest and Also Joined Texas Rangers -- In Battle With Comanches.

28 Sep 1924

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Knew Dallas as Small Village; G. D. Smith Tells of Days Just Following War Between States; Stock Were Starving; Cows Were Skinned and Their Hides Sold to Buy Shoes Made in Germany.

5 Oct 1924

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Dallas Man Tells of Frontier Days; Sterling P. Strong Worked Yoke of Texas Steers Clearing Ground; Recalls Indian Raid; in Early Days State Was Full of Wild Horses, Deer and Various Game.

19 Oct 1924

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Central Texas Had a Varied
History; Bosque County Center of Thriving Business in Horses and Mules; On Military Trail; Sheepmen, Too, Had Their Day, but Lost Out, Owing to Cleveland's Policy

26 Oct 1924

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Tells of Pioneer Days in the South; B. F. Lewis, Dallas, Among Youths Called to Flag of Confederacy; Started as Teacher; Came to Longview During the Christmas Festivities and Saw Wild Times.

2 Nov 1924

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[John W.] Dixon Tells of Dallas in 1876; Town Did Not Then Give Promise of Becoming a Great City; Land Was Very Cheap; Acreage Where Oak Cliff Now Stands Could Have Been Bought for $5 an Acre.

9 Nov 1924

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Days of Quarter Horse Recalled; Dallas Man Tells of Some Early Race Meets in This Section; Owned Many Horses; Important Track Events of Early Times are Remembered by Henry Batcheller.

16 Nov 1924

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Emil Fretz Tells of Early Dallas; Came to Town Dec. 3, 1870, with 26 Members of Swiss Colony; Many Sorry Shacks; First Impression of Texas in Pioneer Days Was That of Plenty of Room.

23 Nov 1924

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Describes Early South Texas Days; Mrs. Dorothy Dettmer of Dallas Comes to U. S. in 1834; Had Stormy Voyage; Landed at Galveston Island, Where Father Farmed with Tools Brought with Him.

30 Nov 1924

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Early Railroad History is Told; Dallas Man Knew Beginnings of International & Great Northern; Father Was Pioneer; Charles E. Young Established Iron Works in East Texas During Civil War.

7 Dec 1924

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Gaston Hunters Killed the Deer, Countless Numbers Over East Texas During
1857-1910

14 Dec 1924

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Tells of Pioneer Day in Ad Game; Arthur T. Wilson
Got Job in Galveston From
Louis Blaylock.

21 Dec 1924

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Dallas Not Much in the Early 80's, Emigrant from Old South Thought Gainesville More Promising

28 Dec 1924

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Mesquite Paper Started in 1881; John H. Cullom Tells of Early Newspapers in Dallas County; Garland Gets Name; Town is Compromise Between Two Rival Villages Forty Years Ago.

4 Jan 1925

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Recalls All-Day Baseball Contest; Jeff Jones Saw Troup and Concord Play from Dawn to Dark; Train Gave Thrill; First Appearance in East Texas Stampeded Stock and Scared People.

11 Jan 1925

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Remembers Dallas as Country Town; Albert K. Hurst Describes City as it Looked in 1877; Looked for Indians; Trains of Wagons Brought Buffalo Meat from West -- Business in Early Days.

25 Jan 1925

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Dallas Post Office Grew as City Grew; Employe Tells of Development After Service of Forty Years; Experience is Varied; James H. Jackson Was First to Deliver Parcel Post Packages in 1913.

1 Feb 1925

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Saw Stirring Times in Central Texas; Magazine Editor [Richard Potts] Witnessed Battle Between Cowmen and Sheepmen; Battled in Streets; Organized Bands Roamed Country and Mob Law Held Sway for Several Years.

8 Feb 1925

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Tells How Dallas Obtained Its Name; Downtown Business Lot Given Woman for her Selection; Paid 25 Cents for Land; W. W. Glover, First White Child Born After County Organized, Tells of Pioneer Times.

15 Feb 1925

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Indianola Thrived in the Early '70s; as a Port it Vied Then with Galveston and New Orleans; Cattle Industry Big; Dallas Man [Andrew Miller] Tells of Happenings Fifty Years Ago on Texas Coast.

22 Feb 1925

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Dallas Volunteers Fought the Flames; Fire Chief T. A. Myers Tells of Early Days in Department; Makes Historic Gift; Presents Corner Stone of Old Engine House to Historical Society.

1 Mar 1925

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Tells About Early Times in Grayson; Y. S. Creager Claims to be Second Person Born in County; Attempts to Farm; As Boy Made Trip to Jefferson and Shreveport in Ox Wagons.

8 Mar 1925

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Southern Planters Trekked
to Texas; Many Slave Owners
Believed System Might
Longer Prevail Here; Talks of East Texas; Dallasite [John F. Hyde] Tells of Early Days in and Near Quitman and Sulphur Springs.

15 Mar 1925

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Came to Texas to Escape Politics; Dallasite [S. P. Mendez] Saw Stirring Times in Georgia During Reconstruction; New Start in Texas; Traversed State on Business Before Railroad Days in North and Central Parts.

22 Mar 1925

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Making of Salt in Texas Began Early; Dallas Man [Dr. William H. Harrell] Tells of Olden Days in Pittsburg and Grand Saline; Freed Slaves Wept; Fierce Fighting for Control of Texas and Louisiana is Detailed.

29 Mar 1925

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Dallasite Tells of Frontier Days; Father of J. R. Irion Came During Days When Mexico Was Dominant; Settlements Scarce; Fort Worth, Brownwood and Comanche in 1876 Were on Border of Civilization.

5 Apr 1925

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Hanged and Lives to Tell the Tale; Dallasite [John W. Bowen] Relates Experiences in Missouri after Civil War; Dallas' Early Days; Were No Automobiles, but Jam on Lamar Street Necessitated Traffic Cops.

12 Apr 1925

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Woman Chose Name of City of Dallas; Started When John Neely Bryan Built Cabin on Bank of River; Was First Explorer; Mrs. Martha Gilbert, Wife of Pioneer, Won Prize for Picking Name for Town.

19 Apr 1925

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Texas Railroading in the Early Days; Dallasite [Charles B. Frechette] Tells of Experiences During Construction of T. & P.; Was in Quarantine; Mayor of Dallas Shouldered Shotgun to Keep Deadline Against Yellow Fever.

26 Apr 1925

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[Kirk Hall] Knew Dallas When it Was a Village; In Early '60s Was Collection of Shacks Built Upon Sand; First Water Supply; Spring Upon Property of Ed Browder at City Park Was First Source.

3 May 1925

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Kept Fighting as Lee Surrendered; Force of
Confederates Refused to Believe War Was Ended; Battled Three Days; John W. Roach of Dallas Tells of Incident of Civil War -- Early Settler in Texas.

10 May 1925

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Dallasite Recalls Stirring Incidents; W. J. Newcom Came to Texas from Missouri in Year 1876; Horse Thieves Hung; Junius Street Man Tells of Unceremonious Treatment of Old-Time Robbers.

17 May 1925

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Early Day Chances in Dallas Related; M. W. Samuels Refused Opportunities to Get
in "On the Ground Floor"; Night with Sam Bass; Outlaw Band Unwelcome Guests of Dallas Business Men in Denton County.

24 May 1925

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Tells of Dallas of 55 Years Ago; Roller Towel Feature of Only Hotel in the Village; Saw Texas in 1870; Tyler Resident [H. H. Rowland] Visiting in Dallas Describes Condition of Early Days.

31 May 1925

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Resident of Chicago in Early Days; Dallasite [F. O. Brown] Was Born in Indian Village of Tilkilwa, Ill; To Texas in 1873; Arrived When California and Texas Railroad Was Building.

7 Jun 1925

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1875 Storm Blew Away Cedar Hill; Dallas Man [W. M. Taylor] Remembers This and
Other Old-Time Thrills; Pest and Illness; North Texas Coped with Croup and Grasshoppers.

14 Jun 1925

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Dallas in 1847 Small Village on the Trinity; Mrs. Addie K. McDermett Tells How City Was 78 Years Ago; Few Houses Then; Deer Grazed in Front Yards and Buffalo on Prairie.

21 Jun 1925

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Cedar Springs Once Was Hub of Big Region; Brought Corn There in Old Days to be Made into Whisky; Lost County Seat; Then They All Moved to Dallas, Winner of the Courthouse.

5 July 1925

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Indians on Rampage in Dallas Area; Comanches Made Forays in This Section in Early Days; Big Flood in 1866; Bottoms Between Dallas and French Town Completely Submerged. [Judge W. S. Coombes]

12 July 1925

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J. B. Martin Gives Experiences of Early Days in Texas

2 Aug 1925

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Folks Drawn to Texas by
'Fake' Story; Kaufman County Land Was Worth More Than $2.50 Acre Asked; So Tables Turned; Lawrence, Texas, Was Bubble, but Land Values Were Good.

9 Aug 1925

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Realty Down and Up for Fifty Years; C. H. Cooper Relates Incidents of Early Years in Dallas; Values Changing; Property Now Worth Millions Sold for Hundred Thousands.

16 Aug 1925

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Resident [L. V. Meyer] of Dallas 1873 Tells Story; Enjoyed Boom When the T. & P. Was Completed Through Here; One Street Car Line in Village -- First Ice Made
Here.

23 Aug 1925

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Capt. Peak Recalls Last Indian Fight; Led Scouting Party That Engaged Comanches and Kiowas; One Ranger Killed; Love of Adventure Led Brave Fellow to His Death.

30 Aug 1925

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Knew Dallas When it Was Mere Hamlet; Stories of Early Days Related by Mrs. Margaret MacKay; First Stores Here; Dr. MacKay Assisted in Starting School System in Texas.

6 Sep 1925

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Dallas Gave Fine Promise 55 Years Ago; John E. Hess Came Here With Colony From Switzerland; Wilderness Then; City of Hour Resident Tells of Fine Hunting Near City.

13 Sep 1925

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Land Around Dallas Cheap
50 Years Ago; Consistent Growth Has Brought Amazing Rises in Realty; A Pioneer's
[A. J. Weatherington] Tale; Town Lots Bought for Pittance Worth Fortunes Now.

20 Sep 1925

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He's Lived in Dallas for 58 Years; George C. Rawlins Tells of Conditions Way Back in 1875; Brought in Cotton; No Roads Then, and Trail Was a Rough and Rocky One.

27 Sep 1925

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Dallas Called Texas Wonder
50 Years Ago; Wood H. Ramsey Soon to Round
Out His Half Century Here; They Lived High; Wild Turkeys, Prairie Chickens and Bear Meat Food.

4 Oct 1925

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For 84 Years Scott Beeman Has Lived Here; Daddy of 'Em All, He Came to Dallas in June, 1841; Lived in Blockhouse, the Only One Ever Built in City.

11 Oct 1925

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Swaps Saddle for Acre of Dallas Land; G. E. Cornwell Recounts Trade Made by His Father in '60s; In City 71 Years; Ex-Police Chief Tells of Thrilling Times in Old Days.

18 Oct 1925

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Sheriff of '83 Meets Old Pal at State Fair; Ira Wheat and Henry Putz First Met Back in 1885; Guide for Rangers; Led State Troops in Campaign Against Horse Thieves.

25 Oct 1925

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Better Grade Stock No Use
Here in 1877; Old-Timer Visiting Fair Tells of Difficulty Selling Horses; Ridicule Bird Dog; Frank M. Crutcher Was One of First Realty Dealers Here.

1 Nov 1925

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Big Change in Dallas Since 50 Years Ago; LeBaume Elliott, Now of Breckenridge, Tells of the '70s; Ice Was Novelty; Manufactured Product Was First Sold at 25 Cents a Pound.

8 Nov 1925

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Dallas' First Architect Had Hard Sledding; __. __. Flanders Tells of the Early Struggles of City; Didn't Like West; ____ Was Not Particularly Promising in 1876, He Says.

15 Nov 1925

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Mosquito Had Fine Time in Dr. [George T.] Veal's Day; ___ Where He Wanted ___ Had Not Been ____ With Malaria; Practiced in 1883; Appendicitis in Dallas ___ Was Colic and No Nurses Here.

22 Nov 1925

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Wild Animals and Indians
Still Held Sway in Southwest
When Dallasite [W. J. Newcomb] Arrived Here in '75

29 Nov 1925

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Ten-Year-Old Followed Dad Through War; J. T. Moye Was Among Ammunition Wagons During Battles; To Dallas in 1895; First Struck Fort Worth, but Has Been There but Once Since.

6 Dec 1925

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He Bought $2 Land for $113, Sold at $3,000; L. Craddock Tells of Purchase of Acre Property in 1886; Lived at Kimball; Herds Stacked Up for 30 Miles When Brazos Was High.

13 Dec 1925

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Dallas News Block Rented at $22 a Month; That Was in '71, When Only a Frame House Stood on Ground; Railroads Helped; City of Hour Doubled in Population When Engine's Toot Heard.

20 Dec 1925

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Hard Work is Unknown Now, Says Pioneer [J. G. Durrett]; "Nothing to Do but Ride in Autos or Dodge 'Em," He Claims; Deer Fed at House; Trap Prairie Chickens in Bunches When Durrett Was Boy.

27 Dec 1925

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