Letot, Dallas County, Texas

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City Notes.

     The gin house of A. H. Letot, on Missouri, Kansas & Texas, ten miles north of the city, was burned last night. Ninety bales of cotton were consumed. Loss $9000; no insurance.

- December 3, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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     Captain Tom Flynn, a prosperous farmer of Letot, is in the city. He was the first city marshal of Dallas in 1865, and served in the Confederate army with Judge Kendall and other well-known citizens of Dallas.

- June 3, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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     The first bale of Dallas county cotton this season was brought to the city yesterday at 2 p. m. by A. C. Clark, colored, of Rowlett. It weighted 447 pounds, classed middling and sold for 5 1/2 cents a pound. Twenty minutes later, a second bale was brought in by W. T. Dunlop, who resides on Smith's farm, near Letot station. This bale was classed middling and weighed 430 pounds. G. R. Reynolds, secretary of the Dallas Commercial club, collected from a few members of that organization, a premium of $25, which he divided equally between Clark and Dunlop.

- August 17, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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By Two Youths at Letot Last
Sunday Morning.

     Charlie Gilmore was arraigned before Justice Lauderdale this forenoon on a charge of flourishing a gun, and disturbing the peace at Letot last Sunday morning. The testimony was to the effect that he and Thomas Johnson called at Mark's store, and that while at the store, they got to shouting and dancing. when Marks reminded them it as the Sabbath day and, besides, that his family lived overhead, the rioters went out in the road in front of the store and resumed their war dance, interspersed with, and accompanied by, profane and obscene language and the flourishing of a six-shooter by Gilmore.
     The court, after hearing the testimony, said he thought Gilmore must have had about $79.15 worth of fun that Sunday morning, and he, accordingly, instructed the constable to take charge of the young man until the amount was paid, or good security for its payment given.
     Thomas Johnson will be tried Saturday morning.

- February 15, 1898, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4.
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