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Nigton Girls Basketball Team, ca. 1940's, donated by Cleveland Mark 2014

Article and Obituary donated by Cleveland Mark 2014

Ligon Family, donated by Jim Ligon 2014
L to R, back row: Walter Gray Ligon, (Son of Christopher Columbus Ligon), Melvana, Elnora
L to R, front row: Helen, Maureen, Henry

Calvin Ladies, donated by Jim Ligon 2014

Aunt Willie Mark, donated by Jim Ligon 2014

Donated by Jim Ligon 2014

Donated by Jim Ligon 2014

Donated by Cleveland Mark 2014

George Washington Carver School Football Team, ca. 1958, donated by Craig Callahan, 2014, Names provided by Arthur Punch. 
Standing, L to R: Coach Earnest Grover Jr., Arthur Punch, Royce Anderson, Steve Dixon, Charles Ray Hubbard, Jerry Wyatt, Herman Harold Norman, Lewis Phipps, Marvin Bennett, W.D. Hubbard, Joe L. Dunn, Henry McCloud
Front row, L to R: Jerry Wayne Dixon, Thomas Luther Mathis, Brenard Hunter, Charles Bennett, Willie McQueen, Junior Anderson, ? McQueen, ? Lewis

George Washington Carver School Football Team, donated by Craig Callahan, 2014


Wayne Wright Johnson and wife Elsie Mark Johnson, donated by Pam Gaskin, 2015
Professor Wayne Wright Johnson taught at Nigton School for over 40 years.  Born 16Sep1879 in Weldon, Texas, died June 1968 in Crosby, Texas.  He graduated from Prairie View A & M College and worked with Dr. G.W. Carver at Tuskegee Institute.  He married Elsie Mark 28Apr1912 in Trinity County. 

Elsie Mark Johnson and sister Willie Mark, donated by Pam Gaskin, 2015

Grandmother, Helen, Opal, Langston, and Wayne, donated by Pam Gaskin, 2015

L to R: Wayne Wright Johnson, III, Wayne Wright Johnson, Jr., and Wayne Wright Johnson, Sr., donated by Pam Gaskin, 2015

L to R: Opal Johnson, Versa Johnson, Helen Johnson, Odell Sweats Johnson (Elsie's daughter in law), Eleanor Johnson, Elsie Mark Johnson, younger child is Gwen Tatum (daughter of Versa), older child is Lenette Johnson, daughter of Herbert Johnson and Selma Deason Johnson.  Picture is thought to be taken in Nigton.  Donated by Pam Gaskin, 2015

Elizabeth Horace and Family, Lacy, Texas 1958, donated by Willie Horace

WW II Dixon Brothers-Donated by Goldman Dixon, June 22, 2017
L-R: Emerson Dixon, Joe Brown Dixon, Pearlie J. Dixon, Larry Dixon, Hilton Dixon

Goldman Dixon, Marine-Korean Conflict
Donated by Goldman Dixon June 22, 2017

1912 Nigton Baseball Team, donated by Johnnie Sue Davis, June 22, 2017
Top L-R: Fair R. Carr, Freddie Daniels, Will Stewart, Jackie Ligon, Jimmy Daniels
Bottom L-R: Wilson Deason, Jerry Mark, Doc Carter, Clarence Carter, Unknown

In later years baseball became a popular sport in the Nigton Community.  Fairbanks Deason is credited for organizing and promoting baseball teams through the years.  

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