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 1958-59 I was 10 years old. Fifth grade at St. Lukes and playing baseball in I.B.B.A. That summer, our baseball allstar game was played at the old armory on Bolden Rd. I can remember there being a single lighted field with fences 1st and 3rd baselines and no homerun fence. This field sloped slightly from the backstop to centerfield and if you hit one by the centerfielder, the ball could roll into Spring Lake. That was the first time I had seen the lake. Between
    1979 to 2000 I lived within half dozen rock throws of Spring Lake but havn't seen the lake since that allstar game. Looking back, that baseball field looked old and warn out. Maybe 40s or even 30s. All the old gravelers are long gone.
Their families may have info. Names of dragline owners/operators whom I knew as a kid in Irving are: Slim Lawrece, he lived at sw corner of 6th and Britain Rd. Slim owned his own private gas pump in his back yard. Vernon Walker and sons also had draglines and dug lots of pits in Irving. My uncle Raymond Davis ( Davis Crane on Loop 12) and his brother started in the 40s/ early 50s. Kenneth Davis may have knowlege of early digging and history. larry.schmitz@tx.rr.com Says Larry D. Schmitz



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