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Bonanza Community Center – past and present

June 16, 2020 Linda Brendle 0

Around the time Rains County was formed in 1870, a new settlement was being created on a site east of what is now Hwy. 19 and north of the Rains/Hopkins County line. The community was originally known as Fowler’s Store, and the name became official in 1879 when M.W. Fowler opened a post office there. The name was changed to Cold Hill in 1883 and Bonanza in 1898. […]

Ambrose Fitzgerald, forefather of Rains County

February 11, 2020 Linda Brendle 0

As the celebration of the sesquicentennial of Rains County approaches, it’s time to look back at some of the interesting people and situations that came together to create what we now call home. Ambrose Fitzgerald is one of those people. At his death, he had lived in five Texas counties and served as the first county clerk in three of them without moving from his original homestead. […]

To dream the impossible dream

October 8, 2019 Elaine Bay 0

The building that served the community of Sand Flat as a gathering place and even distribution center for US government surplus foods was the dream of J.W. Cullors. He and his wife came to the Sand Flat community about 1919 from Hopkins County in order for him to assume the role as schoolteacher, superintendent and Sunday school teacher. […]