Month: September 2016

mr and mrs mooney

The Mooney family of Ysleta

James Sylvester Mooney was born on Oct. 4, 1885, in Collinwood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He was a graduate of West Point. He served in the U.S. Army from 1916 until his retirement in 1957. Mooney was a Calvary officer in the 2nd and seventh Cavalry during the Mexican revolution, and Adjustment General at Ft Bliss. […]


Mary Chrystyne Bower: Horse riding school pioneer

During the great depression Mary Chrystyne Bower was in danger of losing her ranch but then she got a call from Radford Schools for Girls asking her to teach their students how to ride a horse. Bower established the Bower Riding school. The ranch is now known as Poki Roni on North Loop and Yarbrough […]

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