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THE GOOD FOLKS OF GRAYSON COUNTY The county seat of Grayson County is in Sherman, Texas. It was a prosperous agricultural community in a cotton growing region. After WWI ended cotton prices began to falter as cotton supplies exceeded demand. Throughout the 1920s the cotton market failed to recover and the sharecroppers and tenant farmers became impoverished. In 1929 the Great Depression began and soon the banks failed too and nobody had any money. The good folks of Grayson County became desperate. In April of 1930 a half- witted black farmer named George Hughes and his common law wife drifted into the area and George found work with a fellow named Drew Farlow who lived about 4 miles from Sherman along Choctaw Creek. On the morning of May 3, George dropped by to pick up six ... read more
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