1. FRONTIER POSTMASTERS, by Homer Stephen
2. GRAND OLE ERATH, by State Rep. H. Grady Perry of Carlton and
3. SOME HISTORY OF THE THREE WAY SCHOOL DISTRICT, INCLUDING JOHNSVILLE,
PONY CREEK, AND CHALK MOUNTAIN. A Three Way School PTA Project written
by Marilyn Giesekie Mills Ewers. about 200 pages with many photos.
4. Church Minutes of Selden, Stephenville, Pony Creek, Duffau, Dublin and
other Baptist Churches and other Church records are full of names and
events. s would have centenial history and member rolls and a lot of
5. Mrs. Telfus B. Cawyer's cemetery readings(her pharmacist husband was
also a Church of Christ minister at Johnsville and other county churches.
6. The 10 year series of Stephenville Historic Calendars by Dn Young name
many Erath County references and have excellent photos. The Century Club
now publishes a similar calendar in Stephenville.
7. Get a copy of the Thurber history with photos of men, mines, John L.
Lewis, and the town and Brick works.published by Thurber Historical
8. Contact Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company about placing immigration
records and work records and families of hundreds of Immigrant workers
and many Americans and what they did and how much they mined and how
many bricks they made each day. in Thurber mines in Erath County and in
Newcastle mines near Graham . These records are kept weatherproof in an
old company library at Thurber. Probably a rattlesnake or two in there
now. I now know several Wyly, Moring, Tackett, and Czech men now buried
at West, Texas McLennan County I knew men born in Thurber to immigrant
Moravian and Bohemian parents in Thurber when I taught in West High
School. As long as the company libraryis maintained, the company has the
potential to start mining again. Tarleton kept standby piles of Thurber
Coal in 1940's as the cross country gas lines sometimes broke and they
had not started storing gas in the Laney wells near Clairette.
Charles A. Wyly
Might think of more later.