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Burleson County Girls, 1942

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Traces of Texas reader Peggy Gaskamp Sanders graciously shared this nice 1942 photo of her mother, standing on this AWESOME bicycle, and two of her aunts. Says Peggy: "My mother was a tomboy and a horsewoman. Her name was Tomelane Jackson (married: Gaskamp). She is the third of four sisters. She adored her father, was raised by a very Victorian mom, and was quite the practical joker in her day. Her friends were friends for life. She is best known for her western horsemanship school for girls. I have so many "unofficial" sisters [from that school] who still revere her. She was also the keeper of family history and genealogy. Our ancestors came to Burleson County in 1833. We have a heritage ranch that has been in her family for more than 125 years."

How's that for a caption? Doesn't Tomelane sound like one of those Texas ladies who was a lot of fun to be around? I think this photo captures that spirit. Thank you, Peggy. I love this shot!


From Peggy Gaskamp Sanders Tomelane Jackson (standing) Gaskamp and sisters in Burleson County 1942.jpg

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