Rose Davidson in
Heart O' Texas News
30 April 1931
Another pioneer who has seen Brady and MCculloch County develop from a
frontier state to a real bustling little city and a county dotted with
well improved farms and ranches, is none other than Henry Miller, who has
been a resident of McCulloch County since 1882. "Well do I remember
the time when W. McShan planted a small plat of cotton where what is now
one of our main business blocks to see if it would grow and make cotton,"
Mr. Miller said.
"For a number of years after coming to McCulloch County we hauled our supplies from Lampasas, our nearest railroad town, but after the Santa Fe built west to Brownwood, supplies were freighted from that point.
"The Brady Sentinel, absorbed later by the Heart O' Texas News, had its office when i came here in an old rock building recently razed where the new Humble filling station now stands, and it was at that time edited by a Mr. Hayes. The [press used in printing the Sentinel was a George Washington hand press, and for quite a while I rolled the forms on press day, where I learned just a few things required in publishing a newspaper, " said Mr. Miller.
During his 49 years of residence here Mr. Miller has been engaged in stock farming, but seeing a future for Brady, he erected the third store building on the east side of the square, where the Trigg Drug Store is now located. Continuing, he said the population of Brady in 1882 was possibly 200 inhabitants.