KRISTIN CORLEY -- JESSIE CUNNINGHAM -- KELLI GREEN --
LAURA GREEN -- KRISTI LEE -- CASEY MERRITT
BACK IN THE OLD DAYS
Oct 8, 1844 - Daniel Morris received patent from Republic of Texas for 2,281 acres.
1875 - Town of Ingersoll established as a sawmill community and named Ingersoll after a famous atheist at the time, Robert Ingersoll.
1879 - Cotton Belt Railroad came to town.
1886 - E.T. ("East Texas") Page became postmaster. He was a town leader, a school teacher, and owned Page's General Store.
Jan 8, 1890: Redwater became the home of the first quadruplets born in the United States, the Page Quadruplets.
Dec 13, 1894 - The town name of Ingersoll was officially changed to Redwater as the result of a revival. They chose the name because nearly all of the springs and shallow wells in the area had a reddish color.
1914 - Redwater's first bank, the Guaranty Bond State Bank, was established in 1914 by Mr. E.T. Page.
May 14, 1914 - Tornado struck Redwater, causing destruction throughout the city.
In the election year 1916, President Woodrow Wilson held a campaign picnic in the town of Redwater.
1919 - The Class of 1919 was the first class to graduate from Redwater high School with 3 graduates.
Oct. 20, 1941 - Redwater was incorporated as a city.
1949 - Redwater Colored School was closed in 1949, and the students were bussed to Macedonia until 1965 when Redwater School Integrated.
1951- Lyndon B. Johnson and Wright Patman visit Redwater.
In 1889, Redwater's first saloon was opened only for a short time because church members did not find it acceptable.
The first television in Redwater arrived in August 1953.
The first telephone dialing to Redwater was offered on September 20, 1968.
IF YOU HAVE OR KNOW OF ANYONE THAT HAS ANY INFORMATION TO ADD TO THE HISTORY OF REDWATER, PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL WITH DESSIE WHELCHEL, CITY SECRETARY.
RedwaterHigh School is proud to announce that the P.A.L. (Peer Assistance and Leadership) class is the Grand Champion for the Texas Community Problem Solving Competition and will advance to the international competition in June.They won this honor by submitting their project entitled “Redwater:History in the Baking” in the Texas Future Problem Solvers competition.
They discovered that the community of Redwater had little knowledge of its unique history.They felt obligated to preserve their precious heritage before the elderly pass away.They interviewed many community members and researched the history of Redwater.Then they created “History in the Baking,” a cookbook filled with about 550 recipes from local citizens interspersed with historical facts and stories about Redwater.In order to teach elementary and middle school students about Redwater’s roots in a fun and interesting way, they are creating a curriculum that includes a skit, a pamphlet filled with historical facts, and a game entitled “Who Wants to Lick the Bowl?”
The Redwater P.A.L. (Peer Assistance and Leadership) class is a group of twelve junior and senior high school students that learn leadership skills and participate in community service projects throughout the year.For the past nine years, the P.A.L.s have entered the Community Problem Solving competition sponsored by the Texas Future Problem Solvers (FPS) Program.This is an international competition involving hundreds of schools across the world.The P.A.L.s have won at the state level of competition every year.
Community service teams throughout the state enter their community service projects into the FPS competition during February.Judges choose one winner from each of the six categories to be a state winner.These six projects advance to the second round of judging to determine the Grand Champion that will advance to the International FPS competition in Lexington, Kentucky, in June.
The PALS must now raise over $3,500 in order to attend the FPS International Competition.If you would like to order a cookbook or receive more information about how you may donate to the community service efforts, please contact Kim Beechem (firstname.lastname@example.org) at RedwaterHigh School (903-671-3421).
The P.A.L.s are Brian Barnhart, David Beavers, Whitney Black, Brandi Bonner, Kiron Browning, Kristi Burns, Kristin Corley, Jessie Cunningham, Kelli Green, Laura Green, Kristi Lee, Casey Merritt, and Kim Beechem, Sponsor.