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Friday, March 21, 2014

1914 :: St. Patrick's Day in Rockdale

Rockdale, Tex., March 20. -- St. Patrick's Day was designated by Mayor H.C. Meyer as "clean-up day" for Rockdale. All stores were closed in the forenoon, their forces entering with spirit into the work. Curls of smoke rose from trash piles in all directions, tin cans were relegated and soon the city blossomed forth in cleanliness. The public schools were also closed, giving the boys and girls a chance to contest for four cash prizes offered. The winners were: First girl's prize, Miss Mary Rothrock; second girl's prize, Miss Margie Lewis; first boy's prize, Bailey Reeves; second boy's prize, Shelby Brieger and Fred Green (divided). Dallas Morning News, March 21, 1914 

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