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11.05.2015

Random "Alvord News" From 12/27/84



Public service announcements followed by an ad from Trapper's Club for New Year's Eve where they tell you that on Wednesday "Ladies Drink Free".  

And that's a sweet deal for a $10.00 membership "yearly per family."

Where was Trapper's Club? 

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Diamond Rose and Blue Haze...sounds like some souped-up Kentucky blue hemp to me!

DF Spudney

Anonymous said...

I believe it was in Alvord.

sparkerr said...

I fondly remember Diamond Rose. Back in the day, Decatur had live music to which we danced.

Anonymous said...

between Alvord and Decatur those were the good ole days

Anonymous said...

I think was where El Bandolero Night Club is, across the road from Bluebonnet Nudist Park on CR 1180. Maybe it was Rafters.

Anonymous said...

Alvord. Big Hippie Hangout.

Anonymous said...

It was just south of Alvord, on the east side of 287 if I recall correctly.

Anonymous said...

In the pasture, across from Bluebonnet Nudist Camp. Where Rafters used to be.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of hot news, Wichita Falls reporter fails Journalism 101:
http://www.grahamleader.com/localnews/ci_29073686/kfdx-airs-retracts-false-report-claiming-graham-isd

Gold Jerry, GOLD!

DF Chip Moody

Anonymous said...

Saw a wet tee shirt dance contest there that had girls as young as sixteen strip down to their panties to win fifty bucks ! Good old LEROY DAY'S . Val would do anything to bring customers in. No dope , no problem ,just don't stop at the roadside park on the way home :-)

Anonymous said...

Trappers was down the dirt road across from the roadside park on 287. (Note the Decatur phone #) It was later known as Rafters. The clubs in Alvord were Pappa Joe's(a/k/a The Back Door) and there was one at the truck stop but can't remember the proper name for it. Everyone just called it the truck stop. There was also one in Sunset called The Oasis that preceded all of them.

DF My Cirrhosised Liver

Goober said...

I may be wrong but didn't a Paradise guy by the last name of Gentry used to play in a band called Diamond Rose? Could be the same band.

Anonymous said...

Up 287 to Cow Camp Steakhouse and hang a left down some dirt road....then hang a right at a gas well gate....then across the dry water crossing and you are there. Brings back memories.....I wanna go home with the armadillo.

Anonymous said...

Trappers was on some land on the West side of 287 just across from the rest stop between Decatur and Alvord.

Anonymous said...

It was on the road past the Forest Service on the south side of 287.

Anonymous said...

It was on the county road across from the roadside park north of Decatur, near Bluebonnet Resort.

Unknown said...

That singer would be the great Wes Gentry ,he was great as was All of them

Anonymous said...

lets don't forget about Bill Lewis and the rest of the gang:)

Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember the " Cottondale Jam " ? Wow...many moons ago.

Anonymous said...

Pappa Joe's was never "The Back Door Club." The BDC just rented that building once PJ's was shut down.

Anonymous said...

I thought the Backdoor Club was the rode side park!

Anonymous said...

Clay Wilson & the Wilson that owned the egg farm were in Diamond Rose too.

Anonymous said...

Yes Clay Wilson was in Diamond Rose. They were really- really good.