Treasures from the Quinlan Museum

By Donna Smith

News taken from the Oct. 4, 1929, edition of The Quinlan Review.

Again, I am submitting articles from an old newspaper donated by M.K. Epperson from the collection of his father, Rooks Epperson.

Reading these old articles and advertisements help us recreate Quinlan city and school history. Come visit the museum and see what we have. The museum can only be opened when a volunteer is present. If you need to make a special appointment you can call Donna Smith, volunteer, at 903 453-4254.

I enjoyed reading that Highway 34 was once the Dixie Highway.

After reading the description of the characters in “Mammy’s Lil Wild Rose,” I would have gone and seen this play.

In 1929 Quinlan boys had organized a six man football team and the girls had organized a basketball team. There were lots of entertainment for the youth and families in Quinlan of 1929.

One of the best things you can give your children and grandchildren is a gift of sharing your childhood with them. Share your stories with them and us. If you have ideas how we can make our community museum more open or inviting, please share with us.

Page 1 of the paper:

Capitol Theater

Thursday and Friday Nights, “How to Handle Women;” feature comedy, “Teachers’ Pests.” Saturday Afternoon and Night, “The Cloud Dodger,” feature comedy, “Hold Your Horses”

Security State Bank, Quinlan, Texas — Capital Stock, $20,000. “The more business you do with us the more you will do for yourself. By maintaining your bank balance to-day, perhaps to-morrow it may maintain you.”

Barrow Bros. — Quinlan, Texas — Shoes for Every Walk of Life. ”Shoes that are comfortable for mother and father. Shoes that are the last word in style. for big sister and brother. Shoes that are made to wear, for the school boys and girls Shoes that are dainty for the baby. See us for shoes of style, quality and service.”

Tires! Tires! — “‘We have complete stock of Tires and Tubes to select from and prices to sell them.

We put them on your car ready to go at no extra charge. Our air and water are free to you.

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