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AC027_SUSIE_SPINDLETOPS_WEEKLY_NEWSLETTERGeneral Type: Papers Susie Spindletop's Weekly AC -027 Newsletter Listed Physical Description: Scrapbook, 1 volume Inclusive Dates: 1927-1938 Donor: Colonel Moffett Chapter of the D.A.R. DESCRIPTION Florence Stratton was born in 1883 in Brazoria, Texas. After graduation from Troy Formal College, Troy, Alabama, in 1905, Stratton moved to Beaumont and lived with her sister, Mrs. Walter H. Stevens. For several years she was a member of the faculty of Miss Austin's Private School in Beaumont. In 1907, she entered journalism as the Beaumont Journal's society editor and in 1920 Stratton joined the Beaumont Enterprise as society editor. Susie Spindletop's Weekly Newsletter appeared every Sunday in the Enterprise as a column of light gossip and local history. Florence Stratton died in 1938. The collection consists of clippings arranged chronologically from 1927 to 1938, yet it is unlikely that they represent a complete set of Susie Spindletop's Newsletters. The column related vignettes and anecdotes of Beaumont citizens and included jokes, words of wisdom, strange happenings elsewhere in the country, and events in Beaumont. No restrictions apply.