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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The journeys of Kerrville's Oma B. Gammon

I've enjoyed going through the little logbook kept by Ola B. Gammon when she got her 1913 Hudson.  Really, it's about more than just a woman and her new car.  It's about her new-found freedom.  No longer was she required to hitch a team of horses if she wanted to travel.  Many of her journeys are recorded in the little book, complete with photographs she took along the way.
With her camera she lets us see what she saw.
Some of those photos show things that simply no longer exist.  Take this series of photos taken of two cowboys breaking a horse. The series is labeled "Horse Breakers, Remboldt Ranch."  This ranch was "1/4 mile from Junction on Llano River."
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Horse breakers, Remboldt Ranch, Kimble County, Texas, July 1915
Horse breakers, Remboldt Ranch, Kimble County, Texas, July 1915
Horse breakers, Remboldt Ranch, Kimble County, Texas, July 1915
Horse breakers, Remboldt Ranch, Kimble County, Texas, July 1915

2 comments:

  1. My barefoot guadalupe wade'n brother...

    I'm ashamed to say, but these photos remind me of Bill Gates: What other horse tamer, back then, had a cameraman to document his togs...?

    Just a different angle here... not to take anything away from your Kerrville genious!

    What a blessing for folks to see and read about how our grandm'as and pa's passed the day.

    When was the last time any modern Texan had to "break a horse" just to get to town for some beans, bullets and camera film...?


    Keep it up, dude!

    A Jobes

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  2. God bless the people of Hill Country Texas. Please do not forget to pray fer yer descendent kins imprisoned in the big citys up north..

    Jobes

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