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Dan Gay


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Pre-Colony History: In September 1935 Editor Thomason at the wheel of his trusty Nash, accompanied by Walter W. Robison, chief of the print shop layout, traveled to New Orleans to bring back Dan Gay, a press-man to help in the newspaper plant.

By noon next day Dan was packed and the Nash headed West by North towards Baton Rouge over Huey Long's paved highway. Dan and Frankey fell asleep in the back seat.

Walter in his role as guide, "guided 'em all over Central Louisiana, by way of country roads, by-ways and bywords. After having traveled far enough to have reached Kansas City... lo, a light ahead. De Ridder! They had not intended to come out at De Ridder, but was glad they did."

Dan started work next morning and Frankey started school. Mrs. Gay would follow within a week or ten days.  

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Job in Colony: Worked in the colony print shop.

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Post-Colony History:  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": September 14, 1935


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