40450Fw: [TexasCzechs] Emailing: Cotten Gin Caldwell Texas
- Oct 1, 2008The picture I sent earlier, Cousin Bernard sent this history. It might have belong to the Joe Vycukal Family. paulasmaggie----- Original Message -----From: Bernard GaasTo: pfosterSent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 12:57 PMSubject: Re: [TexasCzechs] Emailing: Cotten Gin Caldwell TexasThanks for sharing the photo of the cotton gin in Caldwell. The joe Vykukal familyoperated a gin forever in caldwell, out on highway 21,, out on the spot where thenew community center now sits. This sure looks like this one,,, although there was another onesouth of town,,, next to the rail road and near John Polanskys place of business.. John andMarcella Mareks, Polanskys,,, youngest daughter Bernadette, may know , being that she was bornand raised there in caldwell. By choice, I am sure,, both Gins were located a bit out of town,,
because the business district sits on quiet a hill, that would take more than one pair of mules to pull a wagon load of cotton up there if gins were located there, and coming down the same hill would also be a chore with wagon and mules. The Joe Vykukals lived way, south of town, and I oftenwondered why did Joe build the Gin where it was , North of town,, mabe ten miles from where they lived. I bet he Probably bought it as it was , and where it was. The Joe Frank and Annie agnes, Hudec, Vykukal family and their dozen children,, were Pioneer settlers in Burleson co. Aunt Annie Hudec, Vykukal was a sister to my grandmother Mary Hudec, Marek, the two girls had five brothers had one adopted sister, Helen,, from the orphan train out of New York,,, Most, if not all, Were born in a Log cabin in Burleson co.The story goes, as I heard it from my cousin, Milton Mynor,,, that when the gin building was being takendown to build the community center there in Caldwell,,, the wrecking crew found a stash of money , theyattributed to the Owner, Mr Joe, everybody knowing Mr Joes habits and ways of doing things. No realevidance of such a find was ever shown.... ..Such a large family touched many other familys lives in the past hundred years.BernardOn Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 8:20 AM, pfoster <pfosterbmt@...> wrote:I am forwarding a picture that was sent to me since we have been talking cotten picken. paulasmaggieThe message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments:
Cotten Gin Caldwell Texas
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