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Good Morning from the Comanche County Historical Museum! It so cold this morning, it looks like fall has finally arrived! This week we are continuing with the PATCHWORK OF MEMORIES:

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Halloween is coming soon, and this year COVID-19 will surely make it different for many trick-or-treaters. While protection from the virus will be on most parents’ minds, if they are allowing their children to go out to trick or treat it is also important to protect them as they walk or ride…

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When Clayton Capps of Salado was a youngster, his parents took him to a Disney movie that featured a Volkswagen named Herbie. That fascinated him.

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We are still alive and kicking at the Library! Remember to mask-up when you come, and we have opened up some additional computers for people to use. In other news, you may now enter the Library from our bright, sparkling parking lot. You may enter on Houston St. on the west side or come in o…

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Good Morning from the Comanche County Historical Museum!

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It’s getting close to pumpkin carving time! Its tempting to pull out your sharpest kitchen knife to get the job done, but you may want to think twice. Using your kitchen knives may lead to more serious injuries and can damage your knives at the same time. Use these tips to make sure carving …

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Well folks it is that time of year… The time of candy corn. Some love it, some hate it, but everyone has to admit it is a staple piece of Halloween. We all know that no matter how much you buy, how little you buy, how much you give away, or how much is given to you, you always end up with so…

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Gary is a small town in Panola County near the county seat of Carthage. The high school in Gary has about 275 students. Back in the 70’s some folk crafts were still being practiced around Gary and a teacher at Gary High School, a man named Lincoln King, thought it would be a good idea to rep…

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You start out with a closed fist. Then stick out your forefinger and raise your thumb. All of a sudden your hand looks like a cocked pistol. That’s Texas Tech’s “Guns Up” gesture that students use at sporting events and in greeting each other. Next year, 2021, will mark the 50th year of “Guns Up.”

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Whether going to your local coffee shop is a daily ritual or a special weekend outing, consider these ways you can move toward better choices.

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Good Morning from the Comanche County Historical Museum!

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I have judged a few UIL writing competitions and occasionally I have seen some great bloopers. One student wrote this headline: 39 YEAR nOLD TEEN GETS ARESTED. I know there was a mistake, but the headline made me want to read the article. Another student reporting on a speech wrote: The spea…

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I met H. Allen Smith at his home in Alpine in 1969. He was a big deal celebrity: Hollywood screen writer, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, an author of magazine articles in Esquire and similar magazines and a frequent guest on television talk shows. His books stayed on the bestsell…

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Good Morning from the Comanche County Historical Museum! I noticed a wonderful front page article in THE COMANCHE CHIEF about tomorrow, Sept. 12, 2020 being declared QUANAH PARKER DAY in Texas. This was in a proclamation from Gov. Greg Abbott designating the second Saturday in September as Q…

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