Dr. Pound House
The Dr. Pound House
The Pound family
Backstory and Context
Joseph Pound first came to Texas in 1847 to fight in the Mexican-American War. He left to attend medical school in Kentucky and eventually made his way back in the 1850s, with his wife Sarah, to begin his practice. They eventually had nine children and were among the town's founding families. Joseph earned a reputation of treating Native Americans (the Kiowa and Comanche peoples) well and with respect; they eventually considered him a "medicine man." He was also interested in sustainability. He built a rainwater cistern that fed water to his animals and also watered the plants in his herb garden.
"The Pound Family History." Dr. Pound House. Accessed June 11, 2016. http://www.drpoundhistoricalfarmstead.org/home.html.