Narratives are personal stories that help enrich the reader’s understanding of a time period, person, place, or event. These are first-person views of history taken from personal recollections, memoirs, diaries, and oral histories.


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I have a picture of the man who supposedly was the phantom killer. My eighty-four-year old mother tells the story that Mr. Keith from Cookville, Texas, was supposedly the Texarkana killer. The story goes that when the law started closing in on him, he committed suicide. Mr. Keith did kill himself.
Ginger Blackmon
Cookville, TX