Author: Billy McClellan

Living in a dugout (p.96)

In 1904, Elijah Shanklin McClellan traveled from near Ovilla and Midlothian Texas to Coleman County to homestead 160 acres of land south of Valera, Texas in the southern part of Coleman County. He made this trip without Beedie...

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Immigrant Car (p.94)

This researcher wonders at the possibility of this family riding in an “immigrant car” to Valera, Texas. An “immigrant car” was an ordinary boxcar which would allow the party moving to place their furniture and belongings in one...

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