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P.O. Box 118826
Carrollton, TX  75011-8826



Amon Giles Carter

Amon G. Carter (1879–1955) was born in a one-room log cabin in Crafton, Texas.  His parents were William Henry Carter and Josephine Annie Ream. At age fourteen he left home and moved to Bowie, where he worked at a variety of odd jobs.

In Bowie he became one of the "Chicken and Bread Boys". There were several of them. Every day their mothers would cook fried chicken and biscuits to be ready when the trains arrived. The boys would take the chicken and biscuits to the station and sell them to the passengers.

In 1900 he began working as a traveling salesman for the American Copying Company, a Chicago-based firm that specialized in oil-colored portrait photographs, and became national sales manager in 1901.

And the rest is History.





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