Celebrating Tradition in Shankleville

The Texas Purple Hull Pea Festival

Pictured: The star of Shankleville's annual festival, the purple hull pea.
Credit: Texas Historical Commission

The History of Shankleville

A THC Historical Marker stands across from the Shankleville Community Cemetery.
Credit: Shankville Community entry, waymarking.com

Star Ingredient

Pictured: A festival attendee showcases her skill for shelling peas.
Credit: Texas Historical Commission.

Voices of Shankleville

Former Shankleville residents and descendents of the Shankles recount their time in Shankleville in 11 oral history interviews conducted by founding member of the Shankleville Historical Society, Lareatha H. Clay.

How Legacies Endure

A field of purple hull peas in Shankleville.
Credit: Texas Historical Commission.