Hunt County Historical Commission

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
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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