Malakoff Faces and Places – Florrea Yates and Hazel Tiner (Winter of 1928- 1929)


Florrea Yates and Hazel Tiner

Photograph and Recollection Courtesy of Florrea Yates Windle

This picture of Florrea Yates (left) and Hazel Tiner (right) having a snowball fight was taken in the winter of 1928-1929 in Malakoff, Texas.

Ms. Yates recalls, “The streets had no names or house numbers.  We went to the post office for our mail.  The street on which this picture was made is now named Mitcham. We lived about halfway between the coal mine railroad and the Tanner place where Mitcham meets Highway 31 west.  The highway was not built at the time.”

“The Tanner girls, Inez and Velma, and I had a playhouse in a clearing in a plum thicket where Highway 31 is now.  (Many happy memories).”

“The long house in the background was the home of the Walter Young family.  He was the town barber and in later years was in politics (maybe was mayor).”

Florrea Yates and Hazel Tiner
Photograph taken in Malakoff, Texas
Winter of 1928-1929

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