Hunt County Historical Commission http://ketr.org en Tales of the 'madstone' http://ketr.org/post/tales-madstone <p><a href="http://www.huntcohc.org/">Hunt County Historical Commission </a>chairman Carol Taylor often uncovers quirky bits of local history, and one of those is the "<a href="http://www.almanac.com/content/try-madstone">madstone</a>," which was used as recently as 100 years ago to cure rabies.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 50971 at http://ketr.org Tales of the 'madstone' Greenville's Fred Douglas School receives state historical status http://ketr.org/post/greenvilles-fred-douglas-school-receives-state-historical-status <p>The Fred Douglas&nbsp;Elementary School building in east&nbsp;Greenville, no longer in use, has received status as a <a href="http://www.thc.state.tx.us/preserve/projects-and-programs/recorded-texas-historic-landmarks">Recorded Texas Historical Landmark </a>from the state Historical Commission, Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says.&nbsp;&nbsp;Black&nbsp;children attended the school in the days of segregation.&nbsp; A local church, Carter Temple,&nbsp;now owns the building and hopes to convert it into a community center.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 49657 at http://ketr.org Greenville's Fred Douglas School receives state historical status Andrew Jackson Hurdle: Former slave, founder of churches and a college http://ketr.org/post/andrew-jackson-hurdle-former-slave-founder-churches-and-college <p>As we observe Black History Month, <a href="http://www.huntcohc.org/">Hunt County Historical Commission </a>chairman Carol Taylor tells the story of a former slave, the <a href="http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhuhb">Rev. Andrew Jackson Hurdle</a>, who founded&nbsp;five churches in Hunt County and a college for former slaves in Anderson County near Palestine.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 49124 at http://ketr.org Andrew Jackson Hurdle: Former slave, founder of churches and a college Taylor: Ruby Allmond was a female music trailblazer http://ketr.org/post/taylor-ruby-allmond-was-female-music-trailblazer <p>Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor discusses the career of Ruby Allmond, trailblazing Northeast Texas female fiddler and songwriter, whose papers and memorabilia are housed at the James Gee Library at Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 47838 at http://ketr.org Taylor: Ruby Allmond was a female music trailblazer Carol Taylor: "Shooting the anvil" for Christmas http://ketr.org/post/carol-taylor-shooting-anvil-christmas <p>One more tip of the cap to Christmas, as we discuss how Christmas was celebrated in Hunt County in the late 19th Century, after the Civil War and Reconstruction.&nbsp; Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says one highlight of the community Christmas Day celebration was "shooting the anvil," which definitely would not meet safety standards today.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 47493 at http://ketr.org Carol Taylor: "Shooting the anvil" for Christmas Carol Taylor: Christmas used to be a community event http://ketr.org/post/carol-taylor-christmas-used-be-community-event <p>Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says in the years after the Civil War, people in Hunt County used to celebrate Christmas as a community, with a large Christmas tree in the county seat of Greenville.&nbsp; Christmas trees in homes were rare or non-existent.&nbsp; A large crowd of people would gather&nbsp; on Christmas Day to observe the holiday, and children would receive modest gifts.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 47192 at http://ketr.org Carol Taylor: Christmas used to be a community event Taylor: Caddo artifacts can be found in Hunt Co. http://ketr.org/post/taylor-caddo-artifacts-can-be-found-hunt-co <p>Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says artifacts of the Native American Caddo tribe are not too hard to find in Hunt County, but she says the tribe was not as numerous as you might imagine.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 45035 at http://ketr.org Taylor: Caddo artifacts can be found in Hunt Co. Remembering when Greenville wore green http://ketr.org/post/remembering-when-greenville-wore-green <p>Hunt County Historical Commission director Carol Taylor describes how a wartime shortage of green dye could be the reason why the Greenville High School Lions wear red. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:03:12 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 43090 at http://ketr.org Remembering when Greenville wore green