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Interesting people, places & things

Visit the Good Days and Bad Days in Grayson Co.

An old Bois d'Arc tree in a field of Indian Blanket Flowers.
Fruit of the Bois d'Arc tree.
Grayson & Fannin County Texas - starting place of all the Bois d'Arc Trees in the world.

Some Early Grayson County History

Ever wonder what was available in grocery stores in the good old days?
Inventory of the Tarr & Newcome
grocery store, January 1874

Pneumonia Linament Recipe from Pilot Grove
Firsts in Grayson County

Dallas Morning News
9 May 1895

Denison, Tex., May 8. -- J.S. Searcey, the oldest resident of Grayson County was in the city to-day from Bonham in the interests of the Protective association, which looks after stolen horses.  Capt. Searcey came here fifty years ago. He was the first to locate in Denison and purchased the first bale of cotton ever bought on the streets.

  •  Nannie Bell Hunt's list of groceries bought in 1926
  • Summary of Last Years Unnatural Deaths Over which Justice Hinkle Has Held Inquests
  • Sports Car made at the Washington Iron Works in Sherman
  • The Paul Revere of Texas ~ Sophia Porter
  • People
  • Walter William Kinney - played for the Red Sox
  • Belle Starr & Grayson County Connections 
  • Many Early Grayson County Happenings and things of interest
    are in the Vaden family book

    Texas Day by Day, each day in history of Texas

    Texas History Quizzes


    Water ways- Rivers , Lakes,Creeks & the Denison Dam

    This from Michael Alan Reese of Houston
    Did You Know?

    Jesse Gent Nash (1822-1897) & wife, Mary Louisa (Marsh) Nash (1826-1896), who founded the
    Mary Nash College of Sherman, were the parents of Alexander Quincy Nash. Alexander and his wife
    Martha Smith were the parents of John Forbes Nash, Sr., born about 1892 in Sherman, Grayson County,
    TX.  John Forbes Nash, a graduate of Texas A&M College, moved away to Bluefield, Mercer Co., West
    Virginia. He married Margaret Virginia Martin and they are the parents of
     JOHN FORBES NASH, JR.  the winner of the Nobel Prize Economics and the subject of the
    book and now a movie, A BEAUTIFUL MIND.
     Jesse Gent Nash

    This movie Premeried in Denison, Texas' Rialto Theater
    with John Wayne and the other stars present

    Roy Rogers &Yellow Jacket Boats, built in Denison, Texas
    check out this great website.

    Gene Autry, born in Tioga, Grayson County, Texas

    Buck Owens, singer and star of "Hee Haw", born in Sherman Texas
    Fan Club

    Ranch History
    Jot Gunter, William B. Munson, Sr., and John S. Summerfield
    Owned the T Anchor Ranch in West Texas. Many Grayson County
    People involved ; Cattle drives from Grayson to the T Anchor Ranch

    Read the stories gathered in the 1930's concering ranching and also the
    mentions of the Sanborn and Gunter Ranches.
    Sanborn Ranch in Western Grayson
    Connections to the inventor of barbed Wire ("bobwire")
    Henry Bradley Sanborn, businessman and rancher, the "Father of Amarillo"

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