Bulletin Staff Report

TRICKHAM — The pioneer Coleman County town of Trickham will welcome visitors for tours and an historical program this afternoon as part of its sesquicentennial year observance.

Felton Martin, the son of two early-day area school teachers, will offer a program of history — featuring numerous stories — at 6:30 p.m. today at the Trickham Community Center.

The town’s variety of historic sites will be on display as well, including the tombs that were originally in the main street and the handmade markers documenting important events as well as the state historical markers. Some of the oldest graves in this part of Texas are at Trickham, local historians said.

The town is the oldest in Coleman County, and was a stop for cattle drives in the Old West when steers were being driven north to the railroads. In the 20th century, the community had one of the first electric cooperatives in the state.