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DAR Members Enjoy World War II WAC's Story


Last updated 6/20/2018 at 4:20pm

Dorothy Wilson

Dorothy Wilson, the youngest of five children, was born in Bonham, Texas. Her father, a railroad telegrapher and agent, was transferred to Van, Texas, when oil was struck there.

Drilling equipment had to be shipped to Van; therefore, a short line was needed. Housing was to be furnished for the Wilson family. The housing, much to everyone's surprise, was a railroad car, which had been converted into a kitchen, living room and three bedrooms but no bath.

There were 250 people in Van but no grocery store, so Wilson's father quit the railroad and built a grocery store with a hous...

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