Footprints of Fayette

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A Historical Column From The Fayette County Historical Commission and Fayette County Judge’s Office

  • Seed Corn Courtesy of Lillie May Brightwell
    Seed Corn Courtesy of Lillie May Brightwell
Going through my late husband’s things, I came across a neatly-kept seed corn sack. That was a reminder about how corn meant survival at one time in Fayette County and throughout Texas. Corn not only fed humans, but also animals. Wheat flour was not available in the early days, so cornmeal became the basic ingredient for cornbread, Johnny cakes and cornmeal mush, which was frequently prepared…

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