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ON THE JEFFERSON ROAD 25
did get really skeered till I heahed that Mister Prock a-keep-a-
sayin', 'Nigger, git out'en my way an' let me by.' Then I sho'
did git me skeered. Hit wuz time, too, when the white folks
begin to wantin' by."
One week later the Walkers still had one horse, with saddle
and bridle, unclaimed. It took the Bowie County man that long
to remember just where he had left them, so they say.
And memories of wars and camps, the comradeship of camp-
fires, the tonic of laughter and of healthy Negroes and good
horses, the loyalties of clan-spirited neighbors still give tone to
and enrich life for dwellers along what used to be the Jefferson
Here’s what’s next.
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Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964. Texian Stomping Grounds, book, 1941; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67663/m1/33/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.