Celebrating and Sharing 176 Years of Historic Houston and Harris County, Texas!
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June 19, 2013
101 °F (1934) 64 °F (1912)
Precipitation 4.43 in (2006)
Ex-Slave Tells a Juneteenth Story About How Freedom Came to Her
Whenever "Aunt Julia" Ellis, a 90-year old Harris County ex-slave and 50-year resident of the sawmill ghost town of Josserand, down in the piney woods of Trinity County, alights from a bus a the Greyhound station in Houston, she may appear a bit trifle bewildered at hearing so much noise. She really feels, however, that she is in familiar territory, for…
Posted by MRHOUSTONIAN on June 19, 2013 at 5:11am