Taken from McCulloch County History Book, Vol. I 1976
"At the end of each sketch, to the extent possible, is shown the source and date of original publication. There are numerous sketches from the Fannie O. Jones Scrap Book. These will be identified by the term, 'FOJ Collection'. In some cases, dates of publication were unavailable." Wayne Spiller , Compiler of McCulloch County History, Vol. I.
Mrs. O. Emma Traweek was born in Arkansas, on December 9, 1861, and came
to Texas in 1866, then to McCulloch County in 1892. Mrs. Traweek's
maiden name was Hall. She is the mother of four children; Mrs. W.W.
Lewis, Mrs. O. F. Teairl, Lee Traweek, and Miss Stella Traweek. She
is a Methodist.
"This town and country have changed much since I have lived here," said Mrs. Traweek. "Our water was brought from the creek and a small well near it. We paid 10¢ per barrel for it. We had no electricity or trains. Where lovely homes now are was cattle range. Land in the country sold for from two to five dollars per acre. There were quite a number of ox teams used. There was an old and much smaller courthouse where the present one stands, and the jail was a sandstone building where the Mann building now stands. Residences were on the same block with the jail."