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Ruckman House improvements
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Workers replace columns on the porch of the Historic Ruckman House in Helena. Officials with the Karnes County Historical Society report that work on restoring the home is going very well. All four columns were treated and then put back in place and Cypress wood stored at the house has been used for repairs to the front porch. Work on the project is expected to continue this week. The house was originally built of Florida cypress in 1878 as the home of John Ruckman who came to Texas in 1856 to join his older brother Thomas, co-founder of Helena. Landing at Indianola on his 21st birthday, John Ruckman came to Karnes County to spend a lifetime as farmer, rancher, postmaster, merchant, pioneer banker, leader in Presbyterian church. He married Lizzie Dickson in 1867. Their children were John, Robert, Mary, Thomas, Follmer, Hester, Hugh and Margaret.
Contributed photo Workers replace columns on the porch of the Historic Ruckman House in Helena. Officials with the Karnes County Historical Society report that work on restoring the home is going very well. All four columns were treated and then put back in place and Cypress wood stored at the house has been used for repairs to the front porch. Work on the project is expected to continue this week. The house was originally built of Florida cypress in 1878 as the home of John Ruckman who came to Texas in 1856 to join his older brother Thomas, co-founder of Helena. Landing at Indianola on his 21st birthday, John Ruckman came to Karnes County to spend a lifetime as farmer, rancher, postmaster, merchant, pioneer banker, leader in Presbyterian church. He married Lizzie Dickson in 1867. Their children were John, Robert, Mary, Thomas, Follmer, Hester, Hugh and Margaret.
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Workers replace columns on the porch of the Historic Ruckman House in Helena. Officials with the Karnes County Historical Society report that work on restoring the home is going very well. All four columns were treated and then put back in place and Cypress wood stored at the house has been used for repairs to the front porch. Work on the project is expected to continue this week. The house was originally built of Florida cypress in 1878 as the home of John Ruckman who came to Texas in 1856 to join his older brother Thomas, co-founder of Helena. Landing at Indianola on his 21st birthday, John Ruckman came to Karnes County to spend a lifetime as farmer, rancher, postmaster, merchant, pioneer banker, leader in Presbyterian church. He married Lizzie Dickson in 1867. Their children were John, Robert, Mary, Thomas, Follmer, Hester, Hugh and Margaret.
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