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Firsts in Palo Pinto County

First Car in Gordon

Hit and killed SAFRONIA MAYO, wife of Moses Henry C. Blue (1846 1936) who also died in Palo Pinto County.
First child delivered by Dr. R. H. Smith after he came to this county. John Ballenger
First Doctor & School Teacher Dr. Taylor
per Cindy Gettle
First Sheriff  
First Store

Willis Mills and Ansell Russell opened a store on old Fort Worth and Belknap road, about one and one-half miles west of the present town in 1856.       Information from


First woman elected as a school superintendent in Palo Pinto County Edith Holden Clark, daughter of Dr. John Holden (dentist)
per Harry Brownslow Brittan, Jr.

First child born in Palo Pinto County

It is assumed that Mattie Brown was the first child born in Palo Pinto County. Mattie married a Mr. Kinsolving. Her father was James Brown and her mother was a Wright.
Forty-Two Domino Game Forty-Two is an adaptation of Auction Pitch. It was invented by W. A. Thomas during his boyhood in Garner, Parker County, Texas, about 1885.



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