POW’s In The Pineywoods

POW’s In The Pineywoods

During the 1940s, East Texas sawmills and paper mills were at a loss due to World War II. Area loggers traded their saws and axes for rifles and went off to fight in the war. With the able bodied men of East Texas off fighting the … Read More

Broyles House

Broyles House, Palestine, Texas- The Broyles House in Palestine is an outstanding example of the Queen Anne style homes in the area. The historic home is a majestic two-and-a-half story frame home, which displays superb craftsmanship throughout the exterior’s elaborate woodwork.… Read More

Anderson County Poor Farm

Anderson County Poor Farm

By Dana Goolsby

Palestine- “Winding up on the Poor Farm,” wasn’t just an expression or an idle phrase used to describe a bad business venture a long time ago. Poor Farms, poor houses or almshouses, are not a figment of your parent’s, grandparent’s, or your great-grandparent’s … Read More