Dub Ramsel - Storyteller

Story Chip is pleased to be able to include this collection of stories written by Dub Ramsel and provided courtesy of the Williamson County Historical Commission. Please visit their website to learn more about the history of the area surrounding Austin, Texas. Or visit Hutto and Georgetown, Texas for more stories about the growth of central Texas. More links for Williamson County, Texas can be found in the Story Chip forum

Dub Ramsel Talks About his Stories

Dub Ramsel on his Stories These stories cover a period from early 1950's to the late eighties. These stories have come from my memory with an occasional quote from some...

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This Old Man

FoldUnfold Table of Contents This Old Man Cowboy Joe This Old Man By Dub Ramsel This old man I am going to tell about was my grandfather and was born in Grimes County,...

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BULL SHIPPING IN CENTRAL TEXAS

BULL SHIPPING IN CENTRAL TEXAS By Dub Ramsel I began buying cattle on a commercial basis in the early 1960's after my feed lot business began losing money. I had inherited...

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THE LAST SERVICE STATION IN GEORGETOWN

THE LAST SERVICE STATION IN GEORGETOWN By Dub Ramsel When I arrived to Georgetown and Williamson County in 1952, A Sinclair Service Station was located at the intersection of...

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SQUARE DANCING IN GEORGETOWN

SQUARE DANCING IN GEORGETOWN By Dub Ramsel Square dancing differs from ballroom dancing in that a caller calls the steps that are to be taken. The calling is in rhythm with...

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Sheep and goat Business

Sheep and goat Business in Williamson County By Dub Ramsel Before the big drought of the 1950's a lot of California Bur clover covered the pastures west of I.H. 35 in...

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Lee Rister - The King of "Dirt Movers"

Lee Rister - The King of Dirt Movers By Dub Ramsel Some call them ponds and some call them tanks. It made no difference to Lee Rister. He knew how to build them, and when...

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Wolf's Empire

Wolf's Empire By Dub Ramsel The first person I remember meeting in Georgetown in 1952 was Jay Wolf. We had just closed on a real estate transaction and bought a 437 acre ranch...

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Jack Murray A Man With A Plan

Jack Murray A Man With A Plan By Dub Ramsel When I first met Jack Murray shortly after I arrived in Williamson County, I knew that here was a man who knew where he was going...

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A SOUR DEAL TURNED SWEET

A SOUR DEAL TURNED SWEET By Dub Ramsel It was the summer of 1989 and I was parked in my car in front of the old H.E.B. store on University Ave. in Georgetown Texas. I had just...

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Bud Mills - the Stud Horse Man

Bud Mills - the Stud Horse Man By Dub Ramsel Bud was not someone who wore Levis and boots with a denim shirt to pretend to be a cowboy. He was genuine. He did some rodeoinq...

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Legacy of John Mc Donald

Legacy of John Mc Donald by Dub Ramsel John H. Mc Donald was born on November 11, 1919 in Jonah, Texas. This day being Veterans Day was cause for a double celebration. His...

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JACK SUDDUTH - A MAN OF FEW WORDS

JACK SUDDUTH - A MAN OF FEW WORDS By Dub Ramsel Jack Sudduth grew up in Williamson County Texas and came from a large family of five boys and three girls. When I first met him...

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Dairying In Williamson County

Dairying In Williamson County By Dub Ramsel Photographs of Dub Ramsel and his involvement with dairy farming in Texas are available on the Williamson County Historical...

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LESSONS FROM THE OLD MASTER

LESSONS FROM THE OLD MASTER By Dub Ramsel One time I called Mr. Carl about a pen of feed lot calves that I ran across that were too heavy for my order most of the packers at...

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Cow Dealing with Lavoy Tubbs

Cow Dealing with Lavoy Tubbs By Dub Ramsel It was August of 1963, and it was hot and dry, a condition that is not unique to Williamson County, Texas. All of the pastures were...

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A Dog named "Lonesome"

FoldUnfold Table of Contents A Dog named Lonesome Puppy Tales A Dog named Lonesome By Dub Ramsel The year of 1936 was no different from 1935 as far as I could tell....

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Dub Ramsel - Storyteller

Story Chip is pleased to be able to include this collection of stories written by Dub Ramsel and provided courtesy of the Williamson County Historical Commission. Please visit...

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Drought and Buzzards

DROUGHT AND BUZZARDS By Dub Ramsel It was July of 1955. Williamson County was suffering from the worst drought in history - Everything looked like a desert. The North and...

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BBQ-A WAY OF LIFE IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY

BBQ-A WAY OF LIFE IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY By Dub Ramsel FoldUnfold Table of Contents BBQ-A WAY OF LIFE IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY BBQ in the Story Chip Forum Hausenfluke Update ...

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