Month: September 2019

Built on the Rock, the Church doth stand…

Built on the Rock the Church doth stand,Even when steeples are falling;Crumbled have spires in every land,Bells still are chiming and calling,Calling the young and old to rest,But above all the soul distrest,Longing for rest everlasting. Constructed in 1890. Abandoned in the 1990s after the congregation disbanded. Lovingly and beautifully restored in 2019. Destroyed by …

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How Thrall, Texas Got its Name

Learned something new last night. Thrall, Texas was originally named Stiles Switch, after the Stiles family that owned a large ranch in the area. It was later re-named to honor the Rev. Homer Spellman Thrall, a Methodist pastor that the Stiles family admired. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fth35