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Tales of East Texas
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Clod    Posted 05-30-2004 at 17:52:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
here are several places with stories for the guy (Husker) When he travels down this way.he might look around the area and know more about it's history.There is an area just north of here called the Piney Woods.During the civil war there were draft dodgers and CSA/Union deserters who took to the woods to avoid the hardship of battle. They sold shins and stuff at the edge of a small town up there,Or traded for stuff they needed.Finally a Confderate General tried to get them to come out.He finally set the woods on fire but I guess those guys found a detour rather than fall into the hands of the General.People lived in these thickets and woods a long time trying to avoid civilization.My ancestors stayed untill it arrived.The tax collector came along right afterwards with the bill for the efforts.

Chas in Me    Posted 05-30-2004 at 18:29:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
And all this time, I thought Yocum was a country singer or a cartoon character.
Interesting article. Thanks for posting it.

DD    Posted 05-30-2004 at 18:38:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dwight Yokum? He sure played a good part and got just what he Deserved in that movie Slingblade with Billy Bob Thornton ; )

Clod    Posted 05-30-2004 at 18:34:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
The Texas guy could be one of the singers ancestors because that one originated in KY too.

Herb    Posted 05-30-2004 at 22:59:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
They say you can still see evidence of the damage that fire caused if you know what you're looking for.

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