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Fort Griffin: A Frontier Oasis

I’ve been on a “fort” jag lately.  I’m pretty sure that the subject has been with me for long time though.  First there was our house, built in 1979-80.  The architecture and layout were similar to a doctor’s house in … Continue reading

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Fort Griffin: A Frontier Oasis

I’ve been on a “fort” jag lately.  I’m pretty sure that the subject has been with me for long time though.  First there was our house, built in 1979-80.  The architecture and layout were similar to a doctor’s house in … Continue reading

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Frontier Outposts of the Texas Kind

It all started when I, a 6th grader, ordered a book. Not just any book, but one that featured the missions of Texas, historic Texas homes and…the early forts of Texas…Texas Sketchbook by E.M. Schiwetz. My family had recently visited … Continue reading

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Trails to the Farm, Part 4

  Paths to the Farm, Part 4   The endless plains lay before them as they drew nearer to the homestead.  They could see forever, to infinity! It just didn’t seem to end.  The prairie grass stood as tall as … Continue reading

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Trails to the Farm, Part 2

Charles arrived in Hodgeman County in 1877 full of hope and expectations!  Sure there were still Indians roaming that neck of Plains, but they were proving to be friendly, for the moment.  And yes, there were many unknowns: the weather, … Continue reading

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