Open Range Cowboy Association

"To Preserve the Spirit of the Old West as a Spirit That Should Never Be Forgotten" This interesting Lea County group dates back to 1940. After a few years of meeting informally, it was organized as part of a national group of the same name. Its original charter members included Henry S. Record, Will Gray, … Continue reading Open Range Cowboy Association

Joe Cooper Recalls Youth In Jal Area

Memories of the days when he first came to Lea County were revived by The Jal Flare's special edition in Joe Cooper, who lives ten miles north of Jal. He came here in '10 from Pyote, Texas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Cooper, and has lived in this area for the last … Continue reading Joe Cooper Recalls Youth In Jal Area

William Standifer Williams and Minnie Alice Anderson Williams

William Standifer Williams was born in the early 1860s in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Samuel Lowry Williams (1807-1898) and Katuriah Taylor Williams (1825-1893), a farming family. His father was one of the earliest Anglo residents of that area and is known as the Father of Chattanooga. William was one of the youngest of some thirteen siblings … Continue reading William Standifer Williams and Minnie Alice Anderson Williams