Monthly Archives: July 2015

Standard Oil Company, Jackson

The Standard Oil Company building is located on the site of the old Bowman Hotel, constructed in 1857 and burned in 1863 during the Civil War (Historic Jackson Walking Tour, MDAH).  It housed a full-service gas station, to the left … Continue reading

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(Former) Young County Jail, 1921

Tex., Graham–Jail–Young County will vote May 3 on $40,000 jail bonds; W. H. Reeves, County Judge. (Manufacturers Record Publishing Co. Volume 79, May 5, 1921, p. 162. Baltimore, MD) Graham was sorely in need of a new jail facility as … Continue reading

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Old Biloxi Junior High School

When the new Army Air Corps Base was established in Biloxi in 1941, it would impact the city schools–“thousands of children over the years to be educated in the Biloxi schools, requiring the construction of new buildings..” (Biloxi Schools: 1940-1949).  … Continue reading

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Bailey Junior High School in Jackson

I arrived in Jackson late Friday afternoon to attend the NASW board meeting scheduled for all day Saturday.  Having given up on the likelihood that I could carve out a couple of days for Jackson archival research right now, I … Continue reading

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Early Church in Young County: First Baptist

  Imagine it with red brick and a bell tower!  I am wondering if the absence of a sign now means the Church of Christ has vacated the building.  It remains very neat and well-cared-for, so if it is empty, … Continue reading

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Aunt Omer’s Hospital Revisited

Earlier in the spring, I posted about Aunt Omer’s hospital, first hospital in Young County, Texas.  While home recently, I looked it up.  It is even in worse shape than the Google satellite image showed.  The wood is deteriorating and … Continue reading

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Sunflowers: One woman’s passion is another woman’s bane

I love sunflowers, have always loved sunflowers, and seeing a big ole’ stand of them just makes me smile.  Rio’s pasture is full of them right now.  A couple of nights ago, I was dispatched over to my aunt’s to … Continue reading

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