I suppose if you had a good map and a better sense of direction than mine, you could figure out exactly where each of these families lived. I have a general idea, and I will just be happy with that. Also keep in mind that at this time road work was the responsibility of those along the road.
The Caddo Herald
May 27, 1910
Good Roads and Rural Routes
There are two proposed routes that are comparatively complete and ready for the petitioning rural service. By some more work we can command the consideration of the department. The petitions will not be started out any more until the roads are ready for inspection. Then we can get behind the respective petitions and be strong in our statements.
Unless all of the patrons of the said routes will take hold and help, we will never get the routes. If we want the accommodations and unite our efforts, we can sure get them where they are of such need.
The routes are described as follows: First, the Start Route Road to the Kenefick School house, thence south by Ira Smith’s place to Mr. Holcomb’s, thence east to the section line running north and south between B. K Pate and James Paddock on which it turns south one mile, then west to Mr. Hibdon’s, then south to the Caddo and Durant road, then west to the Katy R. R. along which it runs south to the east and west section line one mile south of the Township line, thence east to W. R. Damron’s. From there north to Caddo on the section line.
The second route mentioned is to run from Caddo east to the Baxter place, then south to Mrs. L. L. Robinson’s home, then east by Carl Folsom’s and W. W. Baxter to Bub Folsom’s farm, North-West corner, then north one mile, then east one mile, then north two miles by W. F. Flowers, then east by H. C. Hatcher’s, then north by H. H. Phelps and between the Freeny and the Turnbull farms. Thence east by B. P. Farmers and A. B. Fortner’s and between Uncle J. Beck and C. M. Reeves, then south to the Franklin School House, and west into Caddo as the road runs. Now, said routes are absolutely necessary to the patrons. They will be inducive to the good phone systems that are being planned and will help to make happy homes and up-to-date farmers and neighbors.
Don’t leave the completion of the matter for the other fellow but let us all take an interest in it and we will appreciate it the more when we get it. U. S. Markham