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9780738570617

Dumas

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738570617

  • ISBN10:

    0738570613

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-11
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Summary

In 1891, Louis P. Dumas heard about cheap land in the Texas Panhandle. He left his successful enterprises in Sherman and chose a section of grassland in Moore County to build a town.” He had not bargained for the harsh elements that came with the territory, though. Within five years he abandoned his town, as did most of the other residents. Dumas was a ghost town three times in its first 10 years, but gradually, a quiet village developed. Oil and gas discovered in the 1920s brought about growth and continues to support the economy. Phil Baxter, who wrote the song Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas,” spoke of the friendliness and spirit of the people he met there in 1927. Today those qualities endure in the people of Dumas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
The Texas Panhandlep. 9
The First 10 Yearsp. 21
A Farming and Ranching Villagep. 29
Boom and Bustp. 51
Busy Yearsp. 69
The Last 60 Yearsp. 95
Communityp. 111
Preserving Our Heritagep. 119
Bibliographyp. 127
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