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Reading, Writing, Beekeeping — 1905

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by Paula Bosse

Beekeeping class at the College of Industrial Arts (later Texas Woman’s University) in Denton, around 1905. Pop quiz!

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Photo from The Woman’s Collection of Texas Woman’s University. More photos from the early days of TWU can be found here.

Beekeeping was a popular “hobby” for women at the turn of the century, but for a look at larger-scale Texas honey production at this time, check out the article “The Bee Industry of Texas” from the 1904 edition of the Texas Almanac here.

For information on present-day North Texas beekeeping, the website of the Dallas-based Texas Honeybee Guild is here.

Click photo for larger image.

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Copyright © 2014 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.

Stevens Park Estates: “The Ideal Place for Your Home” — 1930

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by Paula Bosse

Do you dream of a home of your own? Then go and see the beautiful scenic Stevens Park Estates. “The Ideal Place for Your Home.” There you will find the ideal place for your “dream home.” A beautiful 146-acre park — 18 holes of golf — modern fan-shaped lots — broad sweeping boulevards — in fact, everything to make you realize the maximum enjoyment out of your home.

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Sources & Notes

Ad from 1930.

History of Oak Cliff’s Stevens Park Estates can be found here and here.

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