Rita Ownby Holcomb Author

Bringing my ancestors to life.

Every once in a while past endeavors come back to haunt us. Usually they are things we choose not to remember. But occasionally the memories can be not only pleasant but absolutely joyous. Today’s email brought me that joy. For all of the 80’s and early 90’s I made handcrafted artisan miniatures and travelled to …

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http://www.graysoncofrontiervillage.us The Hendricks House, built in about 1863 on land given Jesse Elvis Hendricks by his father John, was built near the Shannon church northeast of Sherman. It originally was a one-room cabin with a loft, but Hendricks and his wife, Susan, added several rooms making it two stories in about 1870. The original cabin …

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Judge James Thompson was appointed the first Chief Justice of Grayson County and was the first Postmaster at Preston. His home was moved to the village in 1990. Son of Jesse & Anna (McDonald) Thompson. Before he was seven years old his family moved to Cherokee County on the Tennessee River in what is now …

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Frontier Village is located in Grayson County Texas and contains some of the oldest buildings in the county. Frontier Village – Stone Soup/History and Recipes is now available for direct purchase on Amazon.com.Copies will be available at the museum April 20th. & Kindle will be available on April 12th.All proceeds go to help us continue …

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Heaven’s Promise-The Final Twist…..excerpt page 130. May 15, 1896 Black Friday in Sherman, TX…..f5 tornado hits. The steel girders of the bridge were twisted and thrown deep into the creek bed. Trees were stripped of their leaves and some were uprooted and lying every which way. Bodies, clothing, and household goods were scattered everywhere, all …

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William Morton Savage William Morton Savage was born in 1891 and shows on no census. The only accountings we have of him are a few photos, newspaper clippings and his Tombstone. I first heard Uncle Bill’s story as a very small girl. My grandmother Jessie Savage Ownby would tell me stories and her eyes would …

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Log Cabin Village is a living history museum owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth. The Village is dedicated to the preservation of  19th c. folk architecture and frontier lifeways. The purpose of Log Cabin Village is to educate the public through the collection, preservation and interpretation of artifacts, representative structures, and other items …

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Conner Prairie, Fishers, Indiana Mission Statement: A unique historic place that inspires curiosity and fosters learning by providing engaging and individualized experiences for everyone. Several sections offer something for every interest. A Lenape Indian Camp; 1836 Prairie Town; 1859 Balloon Voyage and an 1863 Civil War Journey. This one is on my bucket list. I …

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