Peaster Pencilings

I’m on the road in Texas this week and realized that I haven’t posted anything here in a good long while. So, here’s a quickie, something that I just found today.

As most of us know, Robert E. Howard was born in Peaster, Texas, on January 22, 1906. Peaster is in Parker County and, back in 1906, the county seat, Weatherford, had several newspapers going. Most of the papers ran little columns about the surrounding communities on a very irregular basis. In The Weekly Herald, news from Peaster appeared as “Peaster Pencilings.” I found the following in that column in the paper for February 22, 1906; it might be the first reference to Robert E. Howard ever published.