Easter Hats!

New hats just in time for Easter—90 years ago. Here you go–Sturgis-Goldstein Company, located at 201 North Main Street in Taylor, Texas. Ad in the Taylor Daily Press on April 4, 1924. Advertisements

Not-so-famous Taylorites: Frances Eubank Stearns

Frances was born on July 28, 1839 in Glasgow, Kentucky.  A large contingency of families moved together to Texas, including the Eubanks. Her father, James Eubanks, was quite a handyman–a carpenter, tinsmith, cabinetmaker and gunsmith.  All the perfect trades needed to forge a new settlement.  The Eubanks set up home in the little community of…

Not-so-famous Taylorites: Arthur John McCarty

Not all of our lives are interesting, except maybe to other people. The Taylor Public Library has a collection of biographies, some compiled with information from the local newspaper, the Taylor Daily Press. Some of these biographies are written by family members, fondly remembering a deceased family member. Perhaps the remembrance is a bit abbreviated,…

Tex Avery Day, February 22, 2014

Did you know that Tex Avery was a native of Taylor, Texas?  Born to George and Mary Avery on February 26, 1908, Frederick Bean Avery spent his early years in Taylor.  The Avery’s moved to Dallas and Tex attended North Dallas High School, graduating with the Class of 1926.  Avery’s catch phrase “What’s up, Doc?”…