Thursday, January 8, 2009

I have nothing to say

It has been interesting (for me!) to learn about Seguin and I have subjected any readers (hapless readers, I suppose) to my interests - such as Seguin and stitching. It is likely that my next 'dangling' blog will deal with genealogy research.

I search blog sites for those who share some of my interests (the first site I really became interested in is the Seguin, Texas Photo Blog - which is great!). Then, I expanded my search to book blogs, cooking blogs, photography blogs, movie blogs, travel blogs - and so on. It has been fascinating to view so many great photos, read others' stories, and learn about other blogger's 'take' on things that also interest me.

I love it!

Starcke Furniture

A handsome new building

Mr. Edgar Nolte has received the plans for a large building to be erected on the block southwest of Central Park. The structure will be two stories and a basement, of brick, with plate glass fronts and all modern improvements and fixtures and will be about the handsomest house in town. The main building will be 60x80 feet and will contain elevators. We understand that it will be occupied by the Starcke Furniture Co. when completed.
Seguin Enterprise, June 25, 1915

Nolte Funeral - January 7, 1933

Descriptive Summary
Nolte, Eugene Sr. 1869-1933
Eugene Nolte Family Papers,
Creator Abstract:

Eugene Nolte, Sr. was also a successful businessman in the community of Seguin. He served as President of both the Merchants Ice and Cold Storage Company and the Seguin Milling and Power Company. He also succeeded his father as head of the banking firm E. Nolte & Sons, one of the earliest banking firms in Seguin. Eugene "Mike" Nolte, Jr., like his father, was a powerful voice in the Republican Party and a prosperous businessman.

Content Abstract:
This collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs. Most of the material is from Eugene Nolte Sr.'s years as Republican State Executive Committee Chairman from 1921 to 1933. Eugene Nolte Jr. is also prominent in the collection. In addition to Republican Party activities, the material also documents the business and other activities of the Nolte family in the community of Seguin Texas.

MS 34
4.2 linear feet (about 3,100 items)
Materials are in English.
Archives and Special Collections Department, The University of Texas at San Antonio Library

The Mistletoe Ball

The years 1968 through 1969 continued with a healthy economic climate and there was an eighty-second revival of the Elk Club's Mistletoe Ball. Co-chairmen, appointed by Exalted Ruler Woodie Ellis, were Dr. W. W. Wendt and Mayor Al Koebig. Publicity chairman was Wilton Woods. Woods stated that the Ball was the idea of Eugene Nolte in 1886, when he suggested a ball be given for the ladies. The Mistletoe Ball was originally held in Klein's Opera House in the Tips building.
Source: Under the Live Oak Tree A History of Seguin by John Gesick

Weinert Test Well

GCAGS TransactionsVolume 7 (1957)

Since the discovery of oil in the Lower Cretaceous Edwards formation near Luling, Caldwell County, Texas, in August of 1922, about 234,000,000 barrels of oil have been produced from five fields, with two fields accounting for about 200,000,000 barrels. Although shows have been encountered in the Edwards formation in Travis, Bastrop, Lee, Milam, Bexar, Wilson and Gonzales counties, commercial production has been limited to an area near the crest of the San Marcos Arch in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties, Texas. Closure against up-toward-the-coast faults forms the traps for the fields. These faults were all located by surface geology. A small amount of production has been obtained from the Buda formation of Lower Cretaceous Washita age, which is unconformable beneath the Upper Cretaceous Eagleford formation. At present, no production has been established in beds older than the Edwards formation in south central Texas.