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Traditional Old West Hats
Check out "the Champie;" the cowboy hat created by Lawton Champie, famous rodeo star of the 1920's and 30's.
Flyin' with Brian Champie
Brian Champie's website about his competitive kite flying.
Cacti of the El Paso, Texas Region
The late Clark Champie's website containing beautiful photos of cacti.

Champie History Websites

Champie School History Book Closes
Article on the disbanding of the Champie School District.
Champie Schoolhouse Leveled in Neighbor Dispute
Article on the destruction of the Champie schoolhouse.
1891 Wedding Announcement of Mr. Wm. Lehne and Miss Clare Champie
The story of a Champie wedding where thay danced until dawn!
Columbia, Arizona History
A treasure trove of information on the history of this area, including many tales of the Champies.
Champie Ranch Cemetery
An index of the folks buried on the Champie Ranch in Arizona.
Charles Champie's Headstone
This site has pictures of Charles and Elizabeth's (and a few other Champies') headstones in Ft. McKavett Cemetery.
Cultural Collisions in the Hill Country
This site discusses the Indian Wars and other historical cultural happenings in the region where the Champies lived in Texas. It has a picture of the Champie family (though the caption is wrong), and refers to the Indian raid that killed William McDougal (Elizabeth Champie's stepfather) and left Elizabeth's sister severely wounded in the back by an Indian spear.
Dit Names
This site explains the meaning of dit names used in Quebec in the past. Deslandes dit Champigny, our family's original name, is an example.
Fort McKavett Cemetery, Menard County, Texas
This site contains the history of the cemetery and a list of those buried there, including Charles Champie I and his wife Elizabeth, and many other Champies and relatives.
Association of Descendants of Jean Deslandes dit Champigny
Charles Champie, the patriarch of the Champies, was born Charles Deslandes dit Champigny. Jean Deslandes dit Champigny, his ancestor, was the one who moved from Champigny, France to French Canada, and all Champies are his descendants.
Menard County, TX Genweb Project
Charles and Elizabeth Champie lived in Menard County, Texas. This site has many old records which include members of the Champie family.

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