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Terrell County Historic Preservation Society

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Since : 10/08/2015

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Dawson Aglow with Yule Brilliance

Dawson Aglow with Yule Brilliance

~~By Cherry Howell December 7, 2014 Each year during the Christmas Season as I ride through Dawson I always think about the beautiful canopy of multi-colored Christmas lights that decorated Main and Lee Streets when I was a young girl. These lights were strung over the street before Thanksgiving and were lit Thanksgiving at nightfall. It was a trad
Dawson Methodist Church - Cornerstone Ceremony

Dawson Methodist Church - Cornerstone Ceremony

Dawson Methodist Church Corner Stone Ceremonies By Cherry M. Howell The Dawson Methodist Church sanctuary was erected in 1892. The following is a copy of a Dawson News article entitled “CORNER STONE CEREMONIES-WHAT WAS DEPOSITED AND BY WHOM-INTERESTING CEREMONIES”. This article is copied exactly as printed in the newspaper. “The exercises con
Erle Cocke, Jr Day Celebration

Erle Cocke, Jr Day Celebration

~~ By: Cherry M. Howell It has come to my attention that many people are interested in the Erle Cocke, Jr. Day celebration. If you ask someone about it, almost everyone has the same remembrances. The answer is almost verbatim, “Oh, it was a huge celebration and there was a big parade. The weather was strange. It started out warm but was freezing
Old Wives' Tales and Superstitions

Old Wives' Tales and Superstitions

By Cherry Howell I grew up in rural Terrell County and remember hearing many Old Wives Tales as a child. An Old Wives Tale is a belief, usually superstitious or erroneous, passed on by word of mouth as a piece of tradition . These tales will soon be forgotten as you don’t hear many of them anymore. For those of you around my age, I am sure you wi
Body of Dawson native killed in Pearl Harbor attack identified

Body of Dawson native killed in Pearl Harbor attack identified

~~By Cherry Howell The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II. At 7:48 a.m. the base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and
Terrell County Centennial Celebration

Terrell County Centennial Celebration

~~By: Cherry M. Howell The year was 1956. The citizens of Terrell County were preparing for the 100th birthday celebration of the County. The Centennial events were scheduled to begin April 15th. As early as January the ladies were busy planning their centennial attire. Many of the ladies made their dresses while others had very elaborate dresses m
The Confederate Gun Shop

The Confederate Gun Shop

~~Musings from the Museum Cherry M. Howell The Confederate Gun Shop Did you know that rifles were once manufactured in Dawson? I grew up knowing about the gun shop. I remember seeing the last surviving building when I was a small girl while going on a walk with my Grandma. There were some small rectangular slits along the sides of the building. I a
Pioneer Women

Pioneer Women

~~By Cherry M. Howell After reading a documentary on pioneer women a few days ago I started thinking about how much the lives of women have changed just since I was born. I marvel at all the modern conveniences we have today and find it hard to even imagine how hard life must have been for our ancestors. Here are some interesting facts about the li
Old Days on the Farm

Old Days on the Farm

~~By Cherry Howell With the hint of fall in the air, our thoughts turn to harvest time. In our parents and grandparents time people gathered at the farm to celebrate a bountiful crop. Family, friends, and farm workers took part in the celebrations. The fall of the year brought cane chewing and cane grinding time. This was often an occasion for a ha
 “Number Please” is a Thing of the Past

“Number Please” is a Thing of the Past

~~By Cherry M. Howell The familiar “Number Please” of the telephone operators became a thing of the past in Terrell County on Sunday November 16, 1958 exactly at 2:01 a.m. At that time the use of “dial” telephones went into effect. The name of the program was “Operation Dial”. Four words “cut off old switchboard” started the transfo