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Reconstruction Was An Unhappy Time In Northeast Texas


Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, discusses the period from 1865 to 1876 following the Civil War known as "Reconstruction," when Union troops were stationed in Greenville and other Northeast Texas cities, much to the displeasure of the local citizens.  The troops were often attacked by "Bushwackers," former Confederate soldiers, and others.  Carol is the co-author of the book, "The Devil's Triangle" on Reconstruction in Northeast Texas.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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