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Vanishing Texas Architectural Heritage

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Scranton

Scranton Academy Traveling from Tennessee in 1875 to seek better lives for their families, David C. Lane and brothers Joseph and Aaron Brown settled in the western part of Eastland County and established the community of Scranton – named after a surveyor employed by the Houston & Texas Central Railroad.  By 1880 the community had […]

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Whitewright

Grayson College Chemistry Building One of the first settlements in Grayson County was established by immigrants from Kentucky around 1850 three miles east of the current town of Whitewright, in the middle of the state’s richest farmland.  Kentucky Town received its official designation when a post office was established in June 1954.  The town – […]

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Archer City

Archer City is twenty-five miles southwest of Wichita Falls in the center of Archer County, of which it is the seat.  It was named for Branch Tanner Archer, a leading figure in the Texas Revolution and Republic of Texas.  The county was established and Archer City designated county seat by the state legislature in 1858, […]

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Greenwood

Greenwood is on Farm Road 1204 fourteen miles northeast of Decatur in Wise County.  It was established when two cowboys camped in the area in the 1870s.  The two men, named Hart and Greenwood, decided to begin a new settlement, and so they gave their names to the area.  The creek, which was near their […]

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Myra

Myra is twelve miles west of Gainesville in western Cooke County. It was founded in 1887, when the Gainesville, Henrietta and Western Railway constructed a line from Gainesville westward to Henrietta, and was named after the daughter of the railroad superintendent of  construction.  In 1900 the Sears and Bradford Company, which owned land in the […]

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