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J.P. Richardson, Jr: The Big Bopper
2022-01-22 16:17
Beaumont, Texas.Jiles Perry "J.P." Richardson, Jr. was born on October 24, 1930 to Jiles and Elsie Bernice (Stalsby) Richardson in Sabine Pass (26 mi. SE); the family moved to Beaumont when… Read More
Among Friends
2022-01-22 16:14
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.Resourcefulness, tireless work ethic, dedication, and importance of family—these words describe both the Wright brothers and Outer Banks residents. Thr… Read More
The World Is My Oyster
2022-01-22 16:04
near Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.Oyster consumption began more than 4,000 years ago by Native Americans. Today, oysters are considered a delicacy. These water-filtering bivalves are also… Read More
Aubrey Wilson
2022-01-22 16:01
Beaumont, Texas.Born in the small town of Corrigan in 1909, Aubry Wilson Mullican became famous as a country and western singer and songwriter. His father was a farmer and the African-Americ… Read More
Mildred
2022-01-22 15:51
Beaumont, Texas.At 18, set two world records in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic games - in 80-meter hurdles and javelin throw. Excelling at all sports, became a professional athlete and won 5 m… Read More
William McFaddin
2022-01-22 15:41
Beaumont, Texas.Served in Texas War for Independence at first Siege of the Alamo and San Jacinto. Supply agent in Civil War. McFaddin, noted for his hospitality and generosity, founded empir… Read More
Police Chief Reid Tevis
2022-01-22 15:34
Beaumont, Texas.Began lifetime career as a police officer at age 19. Was chief of detectives for Beaumont Police Department many years; chief of police, 1923 to 1925. Started police benefit… Read More
Blind Willie Johnson
2022-01-22 07:06
Beaumont, Texas.Willie Johnson was born near Independence, Texas, in 1897 to Willie and Mary (Fields) Johnson. His family moved to Marlin when Johnson was a young boy, and it was there that… Read More
Dr. Charles F. L. N. Graham
2022-01-22 06:59
Beaumont, Texas.Born in British Guiana (Guyana), Charles Frank Luckett Nordman Graham attended college in Alabama, Ohio, and Iowa. He came to Beaumont in 1918 on behalf of the American Missi… Read More
Drag Saw
2022-01-22 06:54
Garberville, California.The drag saw was the predecessor of today's modern chain saw. It was used at the turn of the century to "buck" fallen trees into lengths the mills could handle. Some… Read More

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