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Life in Armstrong County Texas 1890 - 1950
Wayside School, Wayside Texas in 1914

Wayside School, Wayside Texas in 1914

Three teachers and 22 students posed in front of their school in Wayside Texas in 1914 in this huge detailed photo. Wayside was founded as a rural school district in 1893. Originally it was named Beulah for one of the daughters of the McSpadden family, who donated the land for the school. However, Mrs. Hervey J. Bradford named the place Wayside, for its location on the "way-side" of the canyon, when she opened a post office in September 1897. The first White settlers in this area were cowhands of the JA Ranch who had line camps along the canyon's south rim. In 1891 a road had been surveyed to the townsite and was used for moving cattle and ranch outfits across the canyon. Wayside has managed to survive as a retail supply point for a stock raising and irrigated farming area. In 1940 it had a consolidated high school, two stores, and a population of forty. In 2000 the population was thirty-five. It is located on Ranch Road 285 south of Palo Duro Canyon four miles east of the Randall county line and three miles north of the Swisher county line in the southwest corner of Armstrong County

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Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

You know you are from Claude Texas if...

Postcards from the Panhandle (Facebook)

School Days in Texas 1850 - 1960

Early Days of Schools in Texas

Life in Armstrong County Texas 1890-1950Life in Claude Texas 1890 - 1950
Books about Armstrong County People and Places

 Books about Armstrong County Texas People and PlacesBooks about People and Places in Armstrong County Texas

Famous People from Armstrong County Texas
 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People 

County by County

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