Posts Tagged ‘granbury’

a Tale of One City

August 18, 2013

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This is something that came to my attention before the Snowden avalanched the world.

For two days in a row in May, the very small town of Granbury, Texas, was in the news.

And neither of the stories hinge on the fact that John St Helen (a.k.a. John Wilkes Booth) once lived there.

The first mention was when the scam-master Billy Sol Estes died in his home in Granbury and the next day we heard about tornadoes that slammed the small town just outside of Ft Worth.

I’m not saying there’s any correlation between the two stories but in this butterfly-effect universe, who knows?

A hundred-ten years ago this past January (on Jan 13, 1903) David E George supposedly killed himself after confessing that he was Wilkes Booth, but that was in Enid, OK, not in Granbury.

And for the life of me I cannot figure out any connection between John Wilkes Booth and Billy Sol Estes, but I have never thought of looking in that direction before.


It’s probably nothing but just another bizarre coincidence, huh?