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Life in Lynn County Texas 1850 - 1950
Grassland School in Lynn County 1924

Grassland School in Lynn County 1924

It's amazing to find a school photo this detailed from a ghost school from 1924. It's a real treasure when someone has hand written the names of the students below the photo. This is the case in this incredible image of the Grassland School in Lynn County Texas.

The community of Grassland Texas was founded in 1888 and grew up around a ranch owned by Enos Seeds and his brother, Thomas. A post office was established at the site on January 12, 1889. It remained operational until May 7, 1900. During the early 1900s, former ranch lands were divided into smaller plots and sold for farming and other agricultural purposes. Grassland School District No. 21 was created in 1916 to serve local students. That same year, Grassland Methodist Church was organized. The community's status as a hub of religious activities was furthered with the organization of two more churches, the Central Baptist Church of Grassland and Grassland Nazarene during the early 1920s. A total of 76 people were living in Grassland by 1930. That number grew to roughly 200 in 1940. On September 26, 1940, high school students from Grassland and several other rural districts were sent to Tahoka, By 1970, Grassland was home to around 60 residents. It remained at that level through 2000. . . . for more like this please see Texas Schools

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

Books about Lynn County People and Places

Books about Lynn County Texas People and PlacesBooks about Tahoka, New Home, O'Donnell, Wilson, Grassland and Wayside Texas.

Famous People from Lynn County TexasPeople from Lynn County Texas and Their Amazing achievments

Lynn County Treasures

Historic and Nostalgic Items from Tahoka, New Home, O'Donnell, Wilson, Grassland and Wayside Texas  . . . browse Lynn County Treasures (eBay)
Lynn County Unclaimed EstatesLynn County Estates with Unclaimed Inheritance

These Deceased Residents of Lynn County Left a total $16,320 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Know the Heirs? Share this with your list of Family and Friends from Tahoka, New Home, O'Donnell and Wilson Texas . . . see the list

 

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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