Ninfa Laurenzo
“I can sleep anywhere. I think if you have a clean conscience and you have faith, there is no need to stay awake. ”

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Gussie Nell Davis (1906 - 1993)

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Gussie Nell Davis, founder of the Kilgore Rangerettes (and therefore of the world-wide dance-drill team movement), daughter of Robert Augustus and Mattie Lavinia (Callaway) Davis, was born in Farmersville, Texas, on November 4, 1906. She attended public schools in Farmersville and, with the intention of becoming a concert pianist, entered the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman's University), Denton, in 1923.

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