|George Milner shared this fantastic circa 1874 shot of his great great Grandfather, Jonathan Milner, an itinerant Baptist preacher in Rains County and Comanche County in those times. Traces of Texas on Face Book|
|Texas is known for its Longhorns and the bluebonnets. by Sheryl Millar. Traces of Texas on Face Book|
Sepia Saturday this week asks for old photos of horses, drinking, rivers and ? Come over to see what other Sepians have shared HERE.
Of course I want to find some of my ancestors who were cowboys from Texas with some cattle drinking...and a few horses. But alas, I don't own any of these photos myself. However, I know my ancestors were involved in the cattle business.
|This is famed cowboy photographer (and real cowboy) Erwin Smith in a half-dugout on the LS Ranch, 1907. Traces of Texas on FaceBook|
I already posted last year about my great grandfather Leary (Larry, LeRoy) Francis Webb HERE.
|1894, Weesache or Huisache, Texas|
And here's the photo of his store, including a lot of cowboys and farmers in the foreground, in Weesache Texas, (the town was named after the sweet acacia tree; the community's name is a corruption of the plant's alternate name, huisache, Acacia smallii Isley, a native of Texas.) This thorny tree also has small yellow fragrant flowers in the spring.
|Shane Odom shared this splendid 1905 photo of his great, great, Grandfather, Louis Nestor Gerault, his wife Marie Adam Gerault, and two of their children in Ennis, Texas. Traces of Texas, Face Book|
I also have to mention my cousin Pat who does a lot of work with the genealogy of our family, and has the certificates to prove it. She may not live in Texas, but her life in Arizona reminds me of how her love of horses has been passed down to her granddaughter, who I guess is my third cousin.
I'm proud that Pat posted this picture above on facebook, including a vase which I made on the right of the photo.
|Lost Dutchman Day parade|
|Spirit of John Wayne, taken by Steven Schorr, Monument Valley|
I hope everyone has a great weekend, especially for those who are patiently waiting for spring. By the sun and earth's rotation, the Spring Equinox just happened.