August 25, 2017 - The membership and guest of the Timpson Area Genealogy and Heritage Society (TAGHS) were astounded, entertained and informed by Scotty Rhodes as he shared his remarkable photographic memory of the people, places and things he recalls from the days of his childhood in Timpson and the surrounding area. Going street by street, Scotty recalled the businesses where people gathered and shopped, as well as the people who ran the business.
August 11, 2017 - If you grew up in Timpson, Scotty Rhodes probably knows who you are...and who your parents are...and their siblings! Possessed of an incredible encyclopedic memory about the people and history of Timpson, “Mr.
July 17, 2017 - Bottled soft drinks like Coca Cola and Dr Pepper were invented in the late 19th century and it wasn't long until most towns of any size had a bottling works. Timpson was not an exception.
June 23, 2017 - Upon entering the new meeting room of the Timpson Public Library last Wednesday afternoon, Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society members and their guests found five long tables covered with old photographs from the Timpson area. The age of the photos ranged roughly from the late 19th century to the 1960s. It is hard to be more specific because the actual date of the photographs and the people in them is unknown, with identifying them being the purpose of the meeting. (Click images for larger file sizes)
June 16, 2017 - “Who is that?” and “Where was that taken?” are the most common questions heard when viewing old photos. The value and significance of an antique photograph is immeasureably increased when the people in it are identified, as well as the place, date, and occasion.
May 22, 2017 - Charles Hughes' Shoe Shop was a Timpson fixture for over half a century. Although he did all the repair work one normally associates with a shoe shop, he also created beautiful hand-tooled western-style belts, purses, Bible covers, wallets, and holsters.