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We had a great turnout for our March meeting. We had a special guest speaker, Gary Pinkerton, author of the book, Trammel's Trace First Road to Texas from the North. There were 61 people in attendance for the event. Gary spoke about the beginning of his interest in the Trammel's Trace trail when he found out that the trail actually cut across his family land, the same trail that Sam Houston actually traveled. This led him into 15 years of research with the book being published after 13 years of that work. Thanks Gary for traveling from Houston to speak to our club about your book and research. It was very interesting and entertaining.
If you are interested in buying the book, please visit, "trammelstrace.org".
We have the TAMDC convention coming up soon and we'll need help with the booth. It's in Carthage this year so please come and help with the booth for a couple of hours then enjoy everything that the convention has to offer.
MONTHLY FUN FACT...
WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?...
The word "curfew" comes from the French phrase "couvre-feu", which means "cover the fire". It was used to describe the time of blowing out all lamps and candles. It was later adopted into Middle English as “curfeu" which later became the modern "curfew". In the early American colonies homes had no real fireplaces so a fire was built in the center of the room. In order to make sure a fire did not get out of control during the night it was required that, by an agreed upon time, all fires would be covered with a clay pot called-a “curfew".