Thursday, May 10, 2012

Historic Allenfarm Tour

On May 9, 2012, the Millican Heritage Society sponsored a tour of the historic Allenfarm, located in Southern Brazos County, made possible through the generosity of Bill Terrell, who provided a history of the farm and the area.  Approximately 20 people attended this wonderful experience, several of whom were members of the Brazos Heritage Society.  Prior to the tour, lunch was served under the shade of the large Cottonwood trees by officers of the Millican Heritage Society.

Information about Allenfarm may be found on The Handbook of Texas Online at the following link:

There were a number of historic buildings open for the tour, including a train depot, farm house, blacksmith shop, company store, barber shop, houses once used by sharecroppers, a farm office, and an outhouse.  Some people were deterred from using the outhouse during part of the visit because there was a live chicken snake inside on the bench.

The tour was very informative and provided a glimpse of Brazos Valley farm life, both past and present.  Persons who participated in this educational experience expressed gratitude to members of the Millican Heritage Society and Bill Terrell for making this tour possible.

Found below is a Smilebox presentation containing a number of photographs taken on May 9, 2012.

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