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




Nora Ingram Ensminger


Moss Springs


Flodell Kerzee Gunn & 

Rollin Kerzee



Point Enterprise


Vauda Fogleman


Prairie Hill


Linda Forrester




Wyman Harriman




Gerald Dewey Henderson




Marjorie Easterling Jones




William "Pete" Kirven




Nina Ruth Lindley


Delia & Mexia


Helen Schuster Matthews


Point Enterprise


James "Jim" B.  Meredith


Coolidge & Tehuacana


Mildred Monk




Bobbie Jean Erskine Muhlinghause




Milton Collier Phillips


Point Enterprise


Kenneth W. Pollard




Edmund Schuster


Point Enterprise


Andrew William Taulton, Sr.




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



Prairie Hill

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