Hunt County Historical Commission http://ketr.org en Bankhead Highway sign to be dedicated at Greenville's Corner Street Pub June 17 http://ketr.org/post/bankhead-highway-sign-be-dedicated-greenvilles-corner-street-pub-june-17 <p>The chairman of the <a href="http://www.huntcohc.org/">Hunt County Historical Commission</a>, Carol Taylor, says a sign commemorating the Bankhead Highway will be dedicated at the <a href="https://twitter.com/cornerstreetpub/status/474235584806809600/photo/1">Corner Street Pub</a> in downtown Greenville on Tuesday, June 17.&nbsp; The Bankhead Highway was a transcontinental, federally funded road approved by Congress in 1916 that passed through Greenville, Commerce and other Northeast Texas towns, and parts of which still exist today.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 54773 at http://ketr.org Bankhead Highway sign to be dedicated at Greenville's Corner Street Pub June 17 Greenville's history of 'opera houses' http://ketr.org/post/greenvilles-history-opera-houses <p><a href="http://www.huntcohc.org/">Hunt County Historical Commission </a>chairman Carol Taylor discusses Greenville's history of "opera houses."&nbsp; The best known was the King Opera House, part of which still stands within the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Texan-Theater/135928263166436">Texan Theater</a>, which is being extensively renovated and will reopen this fall.</p><p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 53782 at http://ketr.org Greenville's history of 'opera houses' Hunt County rich in baseball tradition http://ketr.org/post/hunt-county-rich-baseball-tradition <p>Hunt County has a rich baseball tradition, according to <a href="http://www.huntcohc.org/">Hunt County Historical Commission </a>chairman Carol Taylor.&nbsp; Greenville recently observed the 65th anniversary of the minor-league Greenville Majors defeating the mighty New York Yankees in an exhibition game.&nbsp; The legendary Monty Stratton of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stratton_Story">"The Stratton Story"</a> fame was from the Greenville area.&nbsp; And "town teams" from almost every community in Hunt County used to play each other in fun, and sometimes fierce, competition.</ Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 52504 at http://ketr.org Hunt County rich in baseball tradition 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.