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Kissin’ Kuzzins – July 2022


Photo 1:  Jamie Carter Bollich, pictured above, attended the ACGS sponsored Authors’ Autograph Party last Saturday in Lufkin, Texas, where she sold and signed copies of the African American historical novel, Arvetta, she and relative Herman Wright co-authored.  Jamie is the oldest daughter of former Cleveland residents Keith Clark Carter and Ghita Brockway Carter. [I will forward the photo to you as soon as Jamie emails it to me.]

(1)Tony Souther, the man in charge of Caddoan Mounds west of Alto, Texas on Highway 21

West, will discuss the recently rebuilt museum and grass hut there, when he speaks to the Deep

East Texas Archeological Society at about 7:15 p.m on Monday, August 1, 2022 at the Iris and

Anne Howard Civic Center on 213 East Court Street in Newton.  Sandra Litton and her food prep

friends will have the desserts and refreshments ready at 6:30 p.m. for members and guests to enjoy.  At 7 p.m. President Ruth Dusan will conduct a short business meeting.  A book by George Catlin, the Indians artist, will be the gift to the speaker, the door prize, and the one donated to the library for the public to check out.   For more information, contact Ruth Dusan at (409) 379-5694 or or Dickie Dixon at (936) 671- 1419 or

(2) Bert Lindsey will discuss his newest book “Gol-Lee! Doesn’t He Have Anything A True Story” at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022 for the monthly meeting of the Angelina County Genealogical Society at the Lufkin Community Enrichment Center, one block north of the Pitser Garrison Civic Center in downtown Lufkin, at the corner of North Second Street and Polk Street.  The public is invited to attend, and someone does not have to be a member to attend.  For more information, contact Dickie Dixon at (936) 671-1419 or

(3) The Logging Camp and Sawmill Reunion, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday,  August 20, 2022 at the Meeting Room of the Angelina County Chamber of Commerce on 1615 South Chestnut Street in Lufkin, is promising to be a great event.  Karen Kurth Hall, a great-granddaughter of Joseph Kurth will expound on “The Men Who Founded Angelina County Lumber Company,” and Matt McBroom will speak, too.  Stanley Fletcher will discuss sawmills of Vernon Parish, Louisiana, including Kurthwood, and Darrell Bryan, of Huntington, will discuss sawmills he remembers as a boy in the Huntington area.  Chris Cotton, from Stephen F. Austin State University, will speak on the topic of his thesis, the sawmill of W. T. Carter & Brother at Camden, Texas, and Linda Reynolds will discuss sawmill company holdings in the archives of the East Texas Research Center.  Dickie Dixon will serve as emergency backup in case of cancellation, ready to speak on “A Survey of Angelina County Sawmills.”  The cost to the public is only $10, whether someone attends one session or all day.  For more information, contact Dickie Dixon at (936) 671-1419 or

To submit an item to this column email it to by phone to (936) 671-

1419 or by mail to Kissin’ Kuzzins P. O. Box 151001 Lufkin, Texas 75915-1001.  For a book review mail a complimentary copy to the address just listed.

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