How Mortality Records Can Provide a Historical Picture of a German Community

Imagine just this moment in time you’re dying of consumption in the High Plains of Texas. It’s August 1906, when the air is at its height of being hot, dry and stale. There might be an occasional breeze, but it does nothing to cool you. You’re coughing up blood mixed with phlegm because your lungs…

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Haunting Photograph of Ethel

  In a Llano Estacado cemetery, a lone tombstone remains hauntingly untouched by time and from the elements of nature and man. It’s rare when you come across a perfectly decades old intact tombstone and photo ceramic gravestone marker in this region. Often the photos are damaged by high winds carrying sand and dirt or…

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