Bag of Randomness for Monday, April 22, 2019

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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, April 22, 2019

  1. Alan says:

    You don’t look very hard. It’s the present Rolling Hills Dr., just like Google says. Go to “https://www.historicaerials.com/viewer” type in “godfrey st 76067” and check the “Topo T2016 or 2012” version.

    • Geeding says:

      Thanks for pointing me to the Historial Aerials map. Yup, Google was showing Rolling Hills, and I assumed the street name changed, but I still can’t find where the search results tell me to check out Historial Aerials. Now, I’m curious as to why the street name changed. And, while looking around Highway 180, I think the Wilmer Crum(sp?) building is no more.

  2. Alan says:

    From a 1977 newspaper ad….”Wilmer Crum Chrysler-Dodge Inc. Used Cars Dodge Trucks Vue 567-4191 I 20 across from the Country Club”…… 32°48’37.5″N 98°04’07.2″W….look about right?

  3. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    Keith –

    Alan is correct on many of the streets being renamed in the old Wolters Army base housing (Wolters Village) with the closure of the military facility and conversion to private ownership. Nice homes in the early 60s for a military base, not so much now in 2019.

    Also, I had forgotten Wilmer Crum had his car operation across from the Holiday Hills Country Club and the entry street to Wolters base housing. Now a Chevy/Buick/GMC dealership is there and has been for many years (but many different owners). Wilmer built a smaller facility down Hwy 180 toward town. Sold the subsequent newer property several years ago to an out-of-town ownership group who have a Dodge-Chrysler operation there now. Next door to the Mesquite Pit restaurant. Wilmer is still living, but advanced in years.

    Great postcards!

  4. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    Correction to my earlier memory on Mineral Wells car dealers. Mr. Crum didn’t build his second location, he bought it from the failed AMC dealer when they were closing across America during the mid 80s. Remember the red AMC Hornet that did the full rotation jump over the blown up bridge in the James Bond movie, The Man With The Golden Gun? And the AMC Matador with the bolt-on wings that flew in the movie? Great stuff.

    Sorry about my little gray cells misfiring.

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