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To have Been Born In Shafter.

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SHANEA

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To have Been Born In Shafter.
« on: January 14, 2007, 03:23:32 PM »
The name McCamey rings a bell for some reason?

Ah, the stories she probably told about being born in Shafter.  I wonder what Shafter was like in 1920?

 http://www.fortstocktonpioneer.com/articles/2007/01/04/news/obits/obits01txt.txt

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Ines M. Nieves, McCamey


Ines M. Nieves, McCamey died Friday, December 29, 2006. She was 86 years old.

Born April 19, 1920, in Shafter, Ines was a longtime member of Guadalupana of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was a homemaker.
Ines and Lorenzo Nieves were united in marriage May 5, 1946 in Fort Stockton. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter Lorenza Ramirez and her husband George, McCamey; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her nephew Cruz Quintela, Fort Stockton who she raised as a son.

Several nieces and nephews also survive her.

A rosary was held January 1 in the Fort Stockton Funeral Home chapel.


Funeral services were held January in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Floro Hinacay officiated.

Interment was in Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fort Stockton Funeral Home

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BigBendHiker

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Re: To have Been Born In Shafter.
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2007, 03:43:20 PM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
The name McCamey rings a bell for some reason?

Ah, the stories she probably told about being born in Shafter.  I wonder what Shafter was like in 1920?



Oh, don't you know it!  They could bring the history of that area to life.


BBH

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SHANEA

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Re: To have Been Born In Shafter.
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2007, 03:56:15 PM »
Quote from: "BigBendHiker"
Quote from: "SHANEA"
The name McCamey rings a bell for some reason?

Ah, the stories she probably told about being born in Shafter.  I wonder what Shafter was like in 1920?



Oh, don't you know it!  They could bring the history of that area to life.


BBH


Outstanding idea!  We'll form the Shafter Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and have tours of the area, maybe convert one of the mines into hotel rooms  :shock:  and an eatery - just don't get any quick silver dust on your food.  Have a kisok that continously plays Andromeda Strain with the scene around shafter on the flyby, etc.   Heck, a gas station and a grocery store would be a welcome addition.  We could have T-shirts that say "Shafted in Shafter"  "or fell down the shaft @ Shafter".  Maybe put in one of them Astroworld type rides that "shoot you up" and have it so that it lowers you down to the bottom of a shaft and then shoots you up into the daylight!

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BigBendHiker

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To have Been Born In Shafter.
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2007, 04:08:37 PM »
I think we have the beginnings of a business plan here!


BBH

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To have Been Born In Shafter.
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2007, 05:19:56 PM »
This is why McCamey rings a bell for me too: http://www.google.com/maps?q=Mccamey,+TX&sa=X&oi=map&ct=image

never been through there, always see the sign.
WATER, It does a body good.

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BigBendHiker

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To have Been Born In Shafter.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2007, 05:26:13 PM »
Here is information on McCamey, TX on the TSHA website.  It references a George McCamey as having done some oil exploration in the early 1920's.  Likely all part of the same family...

http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/MM/hjm9.html


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SHANEA

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Gracias.
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2007, 05:41:13 PM »
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never been through there, always see the sign.


Gracias.  I knew I'd "seen something" about it "somewhere".  In fact, I've driven through it - in search of a spare tire.  

I'm surprised you have not driven through it - on your way from the DFW area?  If I go that route for some reason - I-20, I cut down on 385 to McCamey and down 67 to Fort Stockton.

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SHANEA

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Gracias too
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2007, 05:44:23 PM »
Quote from: "BigBendHiker"
Here is information on McCamey, TX
BBH


Gracias too - I wonder what ever happened to the oil in that underground tank?  Pecos river?

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To have Been Born In Shafter.
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2007, 07:24:42 PM »
I wonder why we don't have any pictures regarding this matter :?:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Gracias.
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2007, 07:28:02 PM »
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I'm surprised you have not driven through it - on your way from the DFW area?  If I go that route for some reason - I-20, I cut down on 385 to McCamey and down 67 to Fort Stockton.


I always exit TX-18 in Monahans and take that South to Ft. Stockton.  Got a big 'ole rock chip in my windshield last trip going down 18.
WATER, It does a body good.

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SHANEA

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Re: Gracias.
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2007, 09:56:34 PM »
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Got a big 'ole rock chip in my windshield last trip going down 18.


Let me guess, someone pulled over on to the shoulder to let you pass and thats when it happened.

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Re: Gracias.
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2007, 07:58:15 AM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Quote from: "bdann"
Got a big 'ole rock chip in my windshield last trip going down 18.


Let me guess, someone pulled over on to the shoulder to let you pass and thats when it happened.


Big F-250 was passing me....sounded like a gun shot.
WATER, It does a body good.

 


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