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Woodmen Circle Home

Dedicaton of Sherman's Woodmen Circle Home

The Woodmen of the World is a civic organization for people involved with insurance and is modeled on the Masonic tradition.The Home opened June 25, 1930, and was the largest public event ever planned at that time, drawing more than 6,000 visitors from 41 states.  Guests were served 3,000 pounds of barbequed beef and volunteers used 82 bushels of potatoes to make the potato salad.  Even before it opened, the Woomen Circle Home had a postive influence on Sherman and North Texas.  The groundbreaking in 1928 led to the creation of more than 100 jobs for men in the area, at a time when the ecomonics of the Great Depression left few options in many other cities.  More than 100 children would call the location "home" in its 40 years of operation.

1950 Reunion
3rd row from front, two ladies just to right of center ~ Doris Cate Morgan (dark hair), Dorothy Cate (blonde hair), Charles Morgan
(identification provided by Joe Morgan, October 2016)

August 20, 1988
Sherman, Texas
Former residencts of Woodmen Circle Home gather in front of abandoned building.

Addison, Florine (Glenn)
Addison, Herbie
Brown, Ralph
Brown, Dorothy (Williamson)
Caldwell, Morris
Carpenter, Jeanne (Harrison)
Griffin, Joe
Griffin, Rachel (Barrett)
Griffin, Ruth (Barron)
Haggard, Conrad
Hendricks, Perry
Higgs, Laverne (Lowe)
Ketner, Edna (Glendennin)
Maclin, Leta Kate (Todd)
Pulliom, Lillian (Pelley)
Southard, Frank
Southard, William
Tucker, Billy
Tucker, Howard

Woodmen Circle Home
Elaine Nall Bay


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