Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Cowhides ...

"Men's Baseball Team, 1930-1949
Identified in the Daily Leader as a community baseball team, the "Cowhides." Left to right - front: Fred Smith, Ira Smith, Harvey Smith, Poley/Polie Lofton. 2nd row: Tom Smith, Wilton Foote, Alert Smith, Vince/Vence Adams. Standing: Horace King, Shelton Case, Ernest "Cutworm" Smith, Anderson Lofton, and Curtis King. According to the identification, many players were brothers or cousins."
 -- This is the caption provided by the library.  I am told by Wilton Foote's nephew that these men hailed from the Johnson Grove community near Bogue Chitto.

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