Carol Taylor

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Tales of the 'madstone'

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor often uncovers quirky bits of local history, and one of those is the "madstone," which was used as recently as 100 years ago to cure rabies.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Greenville's Fred Douglas School receives state historical status

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

The Fred Douglas Elementary School building in east Greenville, no longer in use, has received status as a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark from the state Historical Commission, Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says.  Black children attended the school in the days of segregation.  A local church, Carter Temple, now owns the building and hopes to convert it into a community center. 

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News
6:00 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Andrew Jackson Hurdle: Former slave, founder of churches and a college

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

As we observe Black History Month, Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor tells the story of a former slave, the Rev. Andrew Jackson Hurdle, who founded five churches in Hunt County and a college for former slaves in Anderson County near Palestine.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Taylor: Ruby Allmond was a female music trailblazer

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

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&M University-Commerce.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Carol Taylor: "Shooting the anvil" for Christmas

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

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.  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.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Carol Taylor: Christmas used to be a community event

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

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.  Christmas trees in homes were rare or non-existent.  A large crowd of people would gather  on Christmas Day to observe the holiday, and children would receive modest gifts.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Taylor: Caddo artifacts can be found in Hunt Co.

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

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.

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Blacklands Cafe
7:00 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Cotton pickin' memories

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says fall was once cotton picking time in Hunt County and all of Northeast Texas.  She's our guest on the Blacklands Cafe.

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Blacklands Cafe
8:03 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Remembering when Greenville wore green

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

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.

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