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Spearman in Hansford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Brick Streets of Spearman

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Brick Streets of Spearman Marker
Inscription. Spearman was platted in May 1917 and incorporated in 1921, surviving disastrous fires to become the largest city in the county. A brick school, hospital, and several commercial buildings were built by 1927, and the city council that year made plans to pave city streets. The Northwestern Construction Co. of Dallas paved the streets, and George E. Ellison built the sewer system beneath the pavement. Property owners paid for their own portion to be paved at a cost of $16.01 per foot of frontage. Spearman's progress led to relocation of the county seat from Hansford in 1929. While some of the historic brick streets have been replaced or paved over, remaining portions recall Spearman's early prosperity and role as a center of commerce.
 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15930.)
 
Location. 36° 12.009′ N, 101° 11.689′ W. Marker is in Spearman, Texas, in Hansford County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Main Street, Spearman TX 79081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brandt Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert E. (Bob) Martin
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By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Brick Streets of Spearman Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Spearman (approx. mile away); Santa Fe Railroad Stationmaster's House (approx. mile away); Lindberghs Land at Spearman (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hansford County (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hansford Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Site of Hansford County Courthouse (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spearman.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. Brick Streets of Spearman
View south on Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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