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TXGenWeb - NOLAN COUNTY, TEXAS - Genealogy

"The Lone Star State"


Articles and Stories about Nolan Co., TX

If you would like to submit information, please... email me: Billie Nichols Bennett

Apollo Rolls (husbands of two local women have important rolls in the Apollo II Lunar Landing Mission - NASA Space Center) Carl R. Stroud and Edwin Dupnick   Submitted by: Glenda Van Sandt Stroud


Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame ----- Submitted by:  Janie Healer Davis

Boyd, William Henry  ------ Submitted by:  Vivian Goodman

Dallas Morning News 12-21-1937 - Sam Baugh -----
 Submitted by: Michael Luck

Names: Samuel Adrian Baugh, Ney "Red" Sheridan, Ed Hennig, Marvin Hampton, Sam Gensberg, Charles Rosebrough, Gladys Johnson, Mary jane Dulaney, Keith Manroe, & Mrs. R.B. Braugh.


He Helped Wilson Transfer Move a Press --- Submitted by: Vickie Davis

Clarence Ellison remembers events around Abilene and Sweetwater in the 1920's... worked for Bill Fraley's selling washing machines, moving the Reporter-News Press, etc.


Sam D. Myres MYRES, Sam D. --- He ran a saddle making business of his own in Sweetwater for a period of twenty years.  Myres was elected mayor and served two terms.  Under his guidance Sweetwater began to grown like a flower in a fertile garden.  Schools were built, sewers installed and streets paved.  Later he served as deputy sheriff and at one time was a member of the famous Texas Rangers.





Nolan County Notables: Submitted by: Janie Healer Davis


PETERS, Dr. Rowland Otto: Submitted by Glenda Van Zandt Stroud


Sammy Baugh Classic - Mustang Bowl ----- Submitted by: Janie Healer Davis


HARVIE F. SAUNDERS - Shopping in San Angelo.  Residents of Blackwell did most of their shopping in  Sweetwater.  However, First Monday of the Month Trades Day in San Angelo was also considered a very important day. Harry's Grocery specials were cost-savers for rural people.  Out-of-town shoppers usually parked in the Sears parking lot for free.  However, if the Sears lot was full and one had to park on the street, coins were left under the windshield wiper on the driver's side for the parking meter.  Visitors received a ticket which said:"Thanks for shopping in San Angelo.  Come back soon." The coins under the windshield would remain in place all day--never used, never stolen.  Last stop was Gandy's Creamery where workers would pack purchased ice cream  in dry ice for the long drive home.
Submitted by:  Glenda Van Zandt Stroud


Sweetwater High School Graduation - 1909  ------ Submitted by:  Michael Luck - Article from the Dallas Morning News


Sweetwater HS Graduation 1926  ------ Submitted by:  Vivian Goodman


Sweetwater Reporter, Friday, July 2, 1976  ------ Submitted by: Dave C. Miller Excerpts from a special edition of this newspaper



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