Local history, community events focus for Baccus fourth-graders

October 30, 2013

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Local history and folklore as well as community events were the focus of presentations by fourth-graders at Nettie Baccus Elementary School recently.

The driving question for the students through project based learning was “How can we preserve and share the historical and cultural wealth of the City of Granbury and Hood County,” according to teachers Robin Rangel and Dana Gonzalez.

The presentations featured local historic sites such as the Hood County Courthouse, Granbury Depot, Granbury Opera House, Nutt House Hotel and the old Hood County Jail. Some focused on events like the Fourth of July celebration, General Granbury’s Birthday, Harvest Moon Festival and Candlelight Tour of Homes.

Some students highlighted local historic figures such as Mary Lou Watkins and Nelson “Cooney” Mitchell. Others showcased local legends like outlaw Jesse James and presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth, who both supposedly survived their reported fate and lived in Granbury under aliases.

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