Whitney, Texas: Battle of the Benches

Plain cedar benches became the center of controversy in 1949 when the ladies of Whitney, offended by bench-loads of cussing, spitting, whittling men, demanded that they be moved to an alley. Refurbished benches are outside the museum, which exhibits the Life magazine story on the ultimate victor.
Address:
303 North Brazos St., Whitney, TX
Directions:
I-35 Hillsboro exit 171N/TX-22W. Right on S. Waco St, left on TX 22 (W Elm St), slight left on N. Bosque, right on S San Jacinto, 3rd left on W Taft, and 1st right on N. Brazos. It is also on 933 if coming from Waco or Blum.
Phone:
254-694-6595
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Battle of the Benches. Battle of the Benches

The bench is on the front porch of the museum - free to the public and on the main street in town. It seems that there was a battle over the benches in 1949 between the men and ladies of the town. The ladies did not like the men spitting, whittling, and using bad language and wanted the benches moved to an alley. The men won the election. There was a Life magazine article published about it in 1949 and it is displayed inside the museum.

[hootonholler, 04/01/2012]

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