The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 76
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76 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
shouted, "Gabriel blows de hornl Gabriel blows de hornl"75 In
a sense, they were correct.
75This incident is related in a letter from C. L. Patterson, January 15, 1950
(MS. in the Archives, University of Texas Library), who states that this gin was
located on the south bank of the Clear Fork of Sandies Creek about halfway be-
tween the town of Rancho and the site of present day Nixon. He states that this
gin was owned by a Charley Schrever (?), and he believes that this was the first
steam gin in the area, predating the one on Sandies Creek at Zedlar's Mill, or
Hardy's Bluff; the Cone, Walker and Company steam gin on the Clear Fork, three
miles northwest of Nixon; and also the Johnson gin at Union.
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