Tag: Millwood TX

JERAMIAH SHERWOOD, McCormick Reaper Dealer

26 December 2018

According to John H. Cochran, pioneer and early civic leader in Dallas County, Texas, here is an account of the McCormick reaper. The earlier pioneers had to use primitive methods to make meal for bread, some had steel mills, others had to resort to mortars and pestle. They had to cut their wheat and cradle […]

WAVERLY J. RATCLIFF, Saw Wylie On Way to Fair

12 March 2018

When Jack Ratcliff saw Wylie first, he was a little “shaver.” On the way to see the State Fair in Dallas via railroad, he viewed Wylie first through the window. That was when horseracing was held at the fair and trains made stops from Lavon to Wylie. Waverly Jackson “Jack” Ratcliff was the oldest child […]