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Sunday, January 26, 2014

From Chain Gangs To Chain Stores

I've been corresponding with Patsy Sims, a writer who is researching the Central Units on the prison farm west of Sugar Land.  I've learned quite a bit from her already and hope to learn more.  As you'll read in the article below, her grandfather worked there until retirement in 1949, and Patsy has vivid memories of extended summer visits to her grandparent's home on Flanagan Road.

She wrote this article for the Texas Observer in 2007.  It includes fascinating photos and recollections of this vanishing part of our local history.