Thursday, July 12, 2007

Drive Through the History of Allen, Texas

Driving tour highlights city's historic spots, aims to promote and preserve heritage

It's time for a road trip. But this one doesn't involve any packing. Just load the family in the minivan.

The driving tour was developed as a way to highlight historic sites in Allen. Volunteers spent two years sorting through hundreds of photos, traveling through old and newly developed areas and researching the history of prospective sites. The city of Allen came through with a grant from the Texas Historical Commission to finance the project and print the brochures.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Seven Star Cemetery in Temple, no longer abandoned

Once abandoned and overgrown with grass, the Seven Star Cemetery now has folks who care.

TEMPLE, Texas — For years the Seven Star Cemetery was ignored, unclaimed by anyone until a small group of people decided to take responsibility for a place that holds forgotten souls and lost history.

Bishop J.A. Tolbert, a pastor at Eagles Wings Ministries in Temple, has been working with the Central Texas Juneteenth Committee to save the narrow stretch of land that lies along 14th Street.

Before he began, the plot of land was overgrown with tall grass, abandoned for years. Now cut and clean, the Seven Star Cemetery showcases graves that whisper stories from history that otherwise would have been lost.

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Simmons University, Abilene, Texas Basketball Team, 1930

Simmons University was the forerunner to Hardin-Simmons University

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In the photograph: Harold Matthews, Fred Houghton, Johnnie Green, Bob McCollum, L. M. Scroggins, Ed. Powell, John D. Harrison, Curtis Hamilton, Jack Scott. Leslie Cranfill, coach.

The names of the other players are unknown. You may recognize some of them.

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