Dear Cuz Barb,Thanks for the addresses. Boy do you go back, I didn't think anyone would remember those tanks. Too bad they cut all the trees down around the courthouse, they said it was only way to get rid of starlings and their droppings. If I remember correctly the fudge was Richardson's, and I have never been able to match it anywhere. As for the jailhouse, and the old Branson St. bridge-I had nightmares for ages. The old wooden planks were so shrunken I just knew I was going to fall in. We used to walk to the shows and uptown, so the drunks would yell out of the windows at us. I spent lots of hours in the old library at reading groups, then later on school projects. Now they have the new part which I only use for the potties. Mom was a big reader and she let me have a card, so I read everything I could. (Some things that were too old for me.)I also was in hurry to grow up like my sisters, now I'd like time to slow down. Will send you what ever I have on the Ballenger's, sounds like we have many relatives in common. At first was going to do the direct line, but somewhere along the way added other relatives even by marriage. My sis doesn't share my passion for the family tree, but Mom and an uncle urged me on, now it is an addiction (nice one)! My first mailing will be sent out tomorrow,Love Cuz Barb B.P.S. I have the Grant Co. History Books and will see if any of the other names you mentioned are in them. If you need anything looked up, can do. Also have you seen the vital records from Grant Co. on the web? Wish I lived closer and could type up vital records for the web. More later.