of John Nance Garner Red
River County, East
On Hwy 82, 2 miles E of the Lamar County Line
West of Clarksville
in a Pecan Shell|
Former Vice-President John Nance Garner's birthplace is about 6 miles SW on FM
410. Garner's name is more closely linked with Uvalde,
Texas, where he had a vast sheep ranch. Garner and Sam
Rayburn (who grew up in Fannin County) were fast friends throughout their
lengthy terms of service in Washington. Rayburn, although a long-term resident
of North Texas, was actually born in Tennessee.
The Starkesville Post Office
moved to the new townsite along the Missouri Pacific Railroad and after the move
was known as Bennett. Detroit, Michigan was the hometown of the railroad agent
and he saw fit to rename the town Detroit.
The approximately 700 people
of Detroit have done a great job of keeping their town looking its best.
Truncali, July 0009
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