Wilson Estes

Stepping back in time today to 1934…this was Wilson Estes son of Pleasant Estes’ and brother of Everett Estes. Everett was Kyle’s great great grandpa. Wilson went blind at a young age after falling out of the top of the Hay Barn at the farm. After he went blind, he went on to run the telegraph office at the Cassidy store. His horse was trained to follow the path down the hill, across the ditch to the store and then would bring him back home every evening. The store was functioning until the 1930s but a combination of the railroad ending passenger rail travel along with the effects of the Great Depression forced it to close its doors.

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