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#5805348 - 06/25/15 12:13 PM A Fascinating Look at the Ghost Towns of West Texas
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Loc: Colleyville, DFW, TX

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While many towns in the Texas Panhandle have grown over the last century, others have dwindled in population, and some have been almost completely forgotten. The website texasescapes.com has a section dedicated to the ghost towns of the panhandle, where you can learn about the forgotten past of the Llano Estacado.

Here you can investigate Tee Pee City, in Motley County, which was originally a trading post for buffalo hunters in the 1870s. You can also see photos of the magnificent abandoned courthouse in Stiles, Texas, or the crumbling schoolhouse in Sunshine Hill. Or, you can read about the oil boomtown Back City, site of a 1927 gusher that produced 6,000 barrels a day. Today, only the foundations of Back City are visible.
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http://hppr.org/post/website-provides-fascinating-look-ghost-towns-west-texas



I found several old haunts that I have been to and never new the history on them. Cool site up

http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Texas-Ghost-Towns-5-Texas-Panhandle.htm

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#5810818 - 06/29/15 08:48 PM Re: Website Provides a Fascinating Look at the Ghost Towns of West Texas [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 1010
Loc: Denton or Knox County
Thanks for posting. I just can't imagine why a town called Swastika became a ghost town.

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#5833073 - 07/15/15 01:27 PM Re: Website Provides a Fascinating Look at the Ghost Towns of West Texas [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 14775
Loc: Terlingua,TX
I blame wallmart

please stop shopping there, u killin smalltown flag

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#5850433 - 07/27/15 02:18 PM Re: Website Provides a Fascinating Look at the Ghost Towns of West Texas [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Registered: 11/01/04
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The Great Depression of 1929, Dust Bowl days of 30s, Many Droughts, Loss of railroads, Cities Highways bypassed on major over land routes, Parity price of farm commodities (cotton and grain selling for same price it was 75 year ago), Labor and machinery prices skyrocket, better wages with city life, keeping up with the Jones etc. flag
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#5855607 - 07/30/15 01:44 PM Re: Website Provides a Fascinating Look at the Ghost Towns of West Texas [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Registered: 08/22/07
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Loc: Denton,Texas
Interesting history!
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#5857137 - 07/31/15 01:20 PM Re: Website Provides a Fascinating Look at the Ghost Towns of West Texas [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 2557
Loc: Belton Tx
Luv to metal detect there

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#5858737 - 08/01/15 04:36 PM Re: Website Provides a Fascinating Look at the Ghost Towns of West Texas [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Registered: 01/19/12
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^^^ Doubt if the ghosts will care as long as you give them part of what you find.
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