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 The B. T. W. Gazette newsletter # 66
               THE B.T.W. GAZETTE

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                               Home of the BTW Dragons

                                    and the Dragonettes

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VOLUME NO. 66                                                                        August 2015

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                              Borger's Booker T. Washington school

                        Historical Marker Dedicated on June 14, 2013

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                                                      February 19, 2015

                       Where was the first African American Settlement

                                                 located in Borger, Texas?

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I posted the following information on this site in June of 2013 in the " Early African Americans in Hutchinson County/Borger" section. I discovered today that I forgot to include the 1928 Sanborn map of Borger that show the location of the African American community at that time.

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The first community where African Americans lived in Borger was on the West side. I've seen it written that "Due to demands for development and expansion of the West side by the Borger School District", most of the African American community was forced to move to the North side in 1929 to an area known as "The Flats." The following statement was provided by Mrs. Cleo Morrison on 6/14/2013 concerning where the original African American community in Borger was located: "Look at Sheet # 1 of the 1928 Sanborn Map of Borger. I had to enlarge it to 400% to be able to read the wording but that is the corner of 10th and Cedar where the Edward Jones building is today. That is just across highway #207 where the old Davis Chevorlet Business use to be".

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Sheet # 1 of the 1928 Sanborn Map of Borger was provided by Mrs. Cleo Morrison and is posted below. Click on the PDF below to see the map. Enlarge it to 400% and look to the far left, you will see a section of town listed as "Colored Settlement." As Mrs. Morrison stated; this was across the road from the old Davis Chevrolet company.

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Borger Aug. 1928, Sheet 1.pdf

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This information is also posted in the "Early African Americans in Hutchinson County/Borger", click on the link in the above directory to go there.

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                                           Prayer List

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Pray for Mrs. Margarett Tillmon for healing.

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I was informed this week that Mrs. Ruby Lee Meekins and Mr. James Martin Meekins are home from the Rehab Facility. Please continue to keep Ruby and James Martin in your prayers. Also keep Ruby's son Wade Craig in your prayers also for his health concerns.

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7/5/2014: I just finished takling with Ms. Rosetta Williams (Bailey); she said that Frankie is doing well and that she's been home now for a few months. Let's keep our prayers going.

FLC

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Please continue to pray for healing for Mr. Austine Embers.

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Please keep Mr. Marvin Branch in your prayers for healing.

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Please keep Mr. L. C. Stoker (Little Buddy) in your prayers.

FLC

 

 

                                                  THE WAY WE WERE

Let me remember the trees and laughter
On a day in Spring
I see a painted Canvas of loved one’s dancing
At Holiday’s so giving and caring
Wedding’s so gay and happy
Those were the way we were

I remember a voice so gentle
And a spirit with wonder so heartfelt and true
I can see with my eyes, brothers, sisters and a family too
I sat on the porch or firescape
Watching the rain or birds flying through
Those were the way we were

When the clouds look as though they are moving
And trees whisper in the breeze
God’s Art always follows me
As six hands play ring-around-the-rosey
And when we all fall down
This moment in time will stay with us
Into the twilight I look at the stars
They seem to go on forever, so very far
This is the way we were

Never forget how we once lived
God has taken the one’s who died
Always remember the happy times
And through them, we see ourselves
Then into butterflies we fly.

by Linda Ann Henry

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Click on The B.T.W. newsletter archives above to catch up on what you may have missed..

 

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                                   Where's the Music??

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If you enjoyed listening to music from Oldie 1s Playlists’ that were previously posted on this web site at the bottom of the page, you will enjoy hearing this news!

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Until I can return the Oldie 1s Play Stations to the bottom of the page, I have selected several You Tube oldie music videos for your listening pleasure. As you know, you can click on the title of the video at the top and it will appear as a separate page from the BTW web site. You will then be able to listen to the music while cruising around the BTW web site. Try it!!

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Thanks for your patience!

FLC (Oldie1)

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Donate to build a gazebo at Cofield Park/Com Cntr. Contact Mr. Raymond Loftis at: lloft@sbcglobal.net or Ms. Estella Willis for information at: etgh41@yahoo.com Estella says that so far they have collected several hundred dollars and welcome additional donations. Donate to the Scholarship fund; contact Mrs. Georgia Hughes for more information. 

 

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                                                     NOTICE

                                               March 10, 2014

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Copy the following link (the familylobby link) and save it in case you are unable to enter the Borger BTW school website at the link listed at the bottom; we recommend the use of the familylobby link at all times: http://familylobby.com/bookertwashingtonschoolborgertexas

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The following link will not always take you to the BTW website; use the above link should that happen:

http://www.borgerbookertwashingtonschool.com/

Thanks,

FLC
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~o~

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Booker T. Washington Teachers.
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BOOKER T. WASHINGTON ALUMNI.
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Photos of the 2nd BTW Reunion 1983. Provided by James Martin Meekins & Forrest Craig.
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Photos of past reunion from Mary E. Bennett (Thomas).
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 BOOKER T. WASHINGTON ALUMNI.
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 HAVING FUN ON Mr. & Mrs. THOMAS WILSON'S BOAT, THE "YACHTA YACHTA YACHTA" DECEMBER OF 2002.
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The B. T. W. Gazette newsletter # 66
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Message from Mrs. Cofield
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Barack Obama; first black president of the USA.
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Momma Flossie's Down Home Recipes cook book.
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CAROLE’S COLLARD GREEN COLE SLAW By Carole Sanders
Salads
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The Real Pound Cake
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Forrest Craig - Jun 2
Thanks Mrs. Clara Brown Trimble for your message. I'm going to enter it in the Guestbook of our web site so that others can also enjoy your message. Look forward to hearing from you again. Please give our regards to your uncle.

Clara Brown Trimble - Jun 2
Thanks you Mr. Craig, My 84 years old uncle that told me the story, was excited to know he was correct about the school. We're going to record his stories, about BTW history, he's the oldest male living. I attached our logo reunion pin, it will be placed in the registration bags. It's BT Washington, our Red Brick School Building & Black Panther, school colors Purple & Gold. Thank you again, I am also excited to tell the other panthers about our connection. We will be
honoring the Basketball team and Uncle Jack will be the Homecoming "King". I will be keeping in touch, blessings to you.
Forrest Craig - Jun 1
Hello DeLana. It's always good hearing from you. We are wishing you the best with your career change. We are looking forward to seeing all of you guys also. Praying that we all have a safe trip to and from Borger. See you soon.
R. DeLana Cofield - Jun 1
Hi Forrest, Just read the entry from Ms. Trimble (Wellington) & your response! It's always so heartwarming to read & hear references to "Professor Cofield" and realize that's also the man I called "Daddy"!! The memories you guys have before I was born or was too young are so valuable and I'm bringing a tape recorder this June because I'm finally taking a sabbatical to change careers, get my non-profit under way (that will, hopefully benefit Borger & Hutchinson County along with the County where I now live) and write Momma & Daddy's story.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU'VE ALREADY DONE!! See you in 2 weeks!! Traveling Gracie's & Arriving Mercies for you & your dear wife......Blessings!!! - DeLana
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