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 - town of Paris was first started was given by...
town of Paris was first started was given by George W. Wright in 1847. It was part of 1,000 he had wisely purchased purchased earlier. Lamar County by thi: time had a population of 2,500 to 3,000 persons, not counting Negro slaves. A book could well be written about the adv e n t urcs and accompli s h m e n t s of the Wrights, who contributed htood, sweat and tears to the devel- opment ol the Red River Valley. Valley. The present-day reminder is the Kiomatia plantati o n which carries the Wr i g hts' name. Rich in history and tradition, the Wright home stands high on a bluff above the river lowlands. You can almost picture-the boats, the slaves, the cotton and lifo a century ago — BILL THOMPSON. THOMPSON.

Clipped from The Paris News10 Jul 1960, SunPage 6

The Paris News (Paris, Texas)10 Jul 1960, SunPage 6
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