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Near Earth in Lamb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Springlake-Earth School

(in 202-Square-Mile District)

 
 
Springlake-Earth School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Springlake-Earth School Marker
Inscription. Opened 1908 as one-room school, Springlake became an independent district in 1924 when Halsell ranch land was sold to settlers and local population increased. Enlarged school opened 1925 in new $30,000 brick structure on site bought from J. F. Kelley. E. C. Martin was superintendent; Otis Brown, M. E. Cleavinger, Earl Hewitt, Arthur Edwards, George Linville, H. M. Packard, W. C. White, trustees.
Band and football squad were organized and school paper begun in 1928. Enrollment, curriculum and school plant continue to expand.
"Earth" was added to the school name in March 1964.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5021.)
 
Location. 34° 15.65′ N, 102° 21.51′ W. Marker is near Earth, Texas, in Lamb County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 302 and Farm to Market Road 2901, on the left when traveling north on Highway 302. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Earth TX 79031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Springlake Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Earth (approx. 3.4 miles away); First Irrigation Well in Lamb County
Springlake-Earth School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Springlake-Earth School Marker
(approx. 8 miles away); Spring Lake (approx. 8.3 miles away); The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Categories. Education
 
Springlake-Earth School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. Springlake-Earth School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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