Limestone County Historical Commission
Limestone County Historical Commission

Footprints of Times Past

Founded in 1846, Limestone County eventually became the home to over 100 thriving self-sufficient communities rich in history and tradition.  With the passage of time many of these agricultural communities have dwindled to almost nothing or have totally disappeared, and the human resources who have first-hand knowledge of their histories are becoming fewer each year.

 

The Footprints of Times Past project is a joint effort between the Limestone County Historical Commission and the Oral History Institute at Baylor University to document the histories of these "vanishing" communities.  Individuals who once lived in these communities were interviewed.  The transcript of each person's interview can be found by clicking on his/her name below.

 

The oral history transcripts and audio recordings can also be found on Baylor's Oral History Institute website.  You can read/listen to them online or download them for later.

 

   
   
   
Name of Interviewee Community

 

Rand Bates

 

Davis Prairie

 

Jo Bayless #1

 

Forest Galde

 

Jo Bayless #2

 

Davis Prairie

 

Mozelle Waters Carey

 

Webb Chapel

 

Faye Hughes Sadler Dunn

 

Oletha

 

Nora Ingram Ensminger

 

Moss Springs

 

Flodell Kerzee Gunn & 

Rollin Kerzee

 

 

Point Enterprise

 

Vauda Fogleman

 

Prairie Hill

 

Linda Forrester

 

Delia

 

Wyman Harriman

 

Fairoaks

 

Gerald Dewey Henderson

 

Coolidge

 

Marjorie Easterling Jones

 

Personville

 

William "Pete" Kirven

 

Sandy

 

Nina Ruth Lindley

 

Delia & Mexia

 

Helen Schuster Matthews

 

Point Enterprise

 

James "Jim" B.  Meredith

 

Coolidge & Tehuacana

 

Mildred Monk

 

Frosa

 

Bobbie Jean Erskine Muhlinghause

 

Odds

 

Milton Collier Phillips

 

Point Enterprise

 

Kenneth W. Pollard

 

Delia

 

Edmund Schuster

 

Point Enterprise

 

Andrew William Taulton, Sr.

 

Woodland

 

Louis York #1

 

Cedar Island

 

Louis York #2

 

Honest Ridge

     
     

 

The videos below were also produced as part of the Footprints of Times Past oral history project.

Footprints of Times Past Video

Point Enterprise

Odds

Personville

Prairie Hill

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