A fellow member taught us in a meeting a valuable lesson. No, Tika was not there in the public library, but I told her all about it.
His grandparents had lived in Texline, Dallam County, Texas. So he went searching and found a 19-page pamphlet published in 1906 about this bitty place. Bingo!
The lesson is where he found the booklet. Here's where he looked:
Ancestry.com -- nope
Amazon.com -- yes, for sale for $25
AbeBooks.com -- yes, for sale for $30
Google Books -- referred him to other book selling websites
FamilySearch.org -- Bingo!
The lesson that Doug taught us that day is this: Do not look just in one place to seek out information that you hope or know or even suspect might be out there. Keep looking.... there are a good dozen of places to search.
Tika was on my lap when I was searching out images of Texline. "Nope. Not for me," she sniffed. "I'm from Idaho where there are TREES!"