Smith County Historical Society

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19170531

World War I Poster Showing three workers.

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, Thursday, May 31, 1917: “Soldier Life At Camp Funston Interesting Letter E. O. Hall, of Athens, and a member of the Officers’ Reserve Corps, writes the following interesting letter about life at Camp Funsto ...[Read More]

“Photo Friday” 4/14/2017

“Photo Friday” 4/14/2017

  You   all   have  a   blessed   Good Friday for 2017! The little lady, is Miss Frances Marie Ingram.  Frances lived in Tyler on her grandfather’s Ingram Farm (out on Old Bullard Road).  In 1920 when she would have been about 2 years old and adorably mobile in her special white dress .  She was the only child of Manning and Fannie Ingram; so I am sure they had a wonderful Easter Sunday ...[Read More]

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19170529

World War I Poster Showing three workers.

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. “From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, May 29, 1917: Tyler Boy Writes of Soldier Life At Camp Funston Editor Courier-Times, Camp Funston, Texas, May 27. I will try and give you a little information about the camp life out here in the back woods ...[Read More]

Photo Friday! April 7, 2016

4 people on the porch of old home

  O.C. Sharman signing first cooperative agreement on the Duck Creek Project, first conservation plan December 10, 1934. Mr. Sharman contributed 100 acres of land to the project. The Dale Bidwell Collection is about the CCC Company 896 and includes 186 photos that we have cataloged plus additional photos that are in the file that were taken and received at the reunions.  Additional material a ...[Read More]

Letters Home World War I Misc. – Fort Sam Houston

World War I Poster Showing three workers.

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I-19170517

World War I Poster Showing three workers.

Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, May 17, 1917: “TROUP SOLDIER BOY WRITES INTERESTING LETTER TO FOLKS The Troup Banner of this week contains the following letter from T. C. Read, of that place, who recently enlisted in the United Stat ...[Read More]

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