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Menardville Photos

2011 October 31
by Jan Wilkinson

Menard is rich with history and great folks. It is wonderful to have these great photos and I wanted to share. I have posted an album on my Facebook page at the link, you might also enjoy.

Below are some unidentified photos out of Don Wilkinson’s collection, and he has been kind to share.

If you know anyone, please let me know.

This is a large group at a Menard picnic, circa 1922. UDPATE: Jakie Landers’ grandmother is fourth from the bottom on the right, Hortense Rogers Landers (Mrs. John Brooks Landers).  Photo taken at the Baptist Encampment.  Menard News caption says, “Did you make this church picnic? — Those who did were C. B. Mohler, Camilla Winslow, Bertha Mears, Ed Beyer, Joe McDonald, Prof Adams, Rosco Patten, Adolph Beyer, A. L. Joplin, Jim Mears, Roger Landers, Ed Mauldin, Joe Beyer, Tillman Landers, Weldon Landers, Wyatt Beyer, Mrs. Joplin, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Burk, Mrs. Frank Highsmith and Elmore Patten.  The picture is one of C. B. Mohler’s given us by his son, R. A.”


This is a 1916 photo of children at the Menard School.


1915 Bridge across San Saba River at Menard, Texas.

The San Saba River Bridge looking north; not sure the date.



Hope you enjoyed these and I’ll share some more soon.

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  1. Toni Lambert permalink
    August 2, 2013

    my aunt use to have a cafe(Jude’ cafe) in Menard Tx in the 50’s. It was by a river and we use to go there as children. Her husband(who was a war veteran and in a wheel chair was always there -I think his name was Curtiss) would love to see pictures of the old cafe- she was hard working woman- cook -bottle washer- waitress -you name it. I can still smell the great hamburgers she always cooked us. She was great to us kids. She was a Brantley- before she married.

  2. November 7, 2011

    Norma, thank you and I plan to continue sharing pictures. I also have a Facebook public album “Menardville”, too.

  3. November 7, 2011

    I loved the pictures and want to join your blog. Thank you for doing this.

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