Lairdland Blog

Giles Christmas 1898

By Claudia Johnson If the Pulaski Citizen from a century ago were the only evidence, the existence of Christmas would be hard to prove. Thick winter issues from 1896-98, comprised of narrow columns of tight, tiny text and wordy, elaborate advertisements on multiple...

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Antebellum Christmas in Giles County

By Claudia Johnson Christmas in antebellum Giles County would hardly be recognizable to those accustomed to the present-day commercial Christmas which begins with the after Thanksgiving Day sales and ends with a New Year’s Day headache. Christmas was not a commercial...

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John Martin Lane, Civil War Soldier

John Martin Lane, Terry’s Texas Rangers, (8th Texas Cavalry, C.S.A.), Company A John Martin Lane was the 2nd son of Thomas J. Lane, who originally built Lairdland Farm House in ca. 1831. The Lane property consisted of 5,000 acres. John Martin was one of 10 children of...

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