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October 2014

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The Broomcorn Knife

The knives were razor sharp and they wrapped their thumbs with the old style electrician’s tape (friction tape). Each night they would set around and sharpen their knives. -Ted Burhenn This wasn’t going to be my next post but with the many comments about broomcorn knives I began thinking of …

LOC Broom Picture

When the Humble Broom built Broomcorn Empires

It has been reported that  99% of all American households have at least one broom, and that a broom is vital to everyday living. -Los Angeles Times 1988 Think people don’t have strong feelings about the humble broom?   A recent review at of an old fashioned broomcorn broom says, …

Huckaby Rail Pass 1953 - 1954

Sheriff’s of Baca County

1950 Baca County Sheriff Voting Tally Sheet.  Also note the Voting Tally for: County Superintendent of Schools between Eva Acre and Lillian Collings County Commissioner, 2nd Commissioner District  between Jess Suhler and Lee Twyford. Hope I don’t stir up some 60 year old political wounds. Here is my Granddad Huckaby’s …