Small farming community that grew up here in the late 1880s. Received its name because of a bumper wheat crop the year the U.S. Post Office opened - 1890. Two postmasters served here: Minerva Thomas and G.W. McCall. A school, which doubled as a . . . — — Map (db m177170) HM
Townsite surveyed 1907 by H.W. Harlin and R.C. Herm, on Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railroad. Post office, store and church moved here from Wheat, community to the northeast. In 1907 new town - a trade center for livestock farmers - had 2 banks, a . . . — — Map (db m177169) HM
Named for Kiowa Chief whose tribe roamed area until 1870s.
Community developed when John Mahoney donated cemetery and school sites. A schoolhouse, erected 1901, was used also for church services. First teacher. W.F. Knowlton, had 35 pupils. Local . . . — — Map (db m162033) HM
Once a thriving community. Named for Bob Pyron, a rancher who settled on nearby Buffalo Creek before 1890. School was first held in his cellar.
In 1900 town was founded and in 1910 citizens moved 4 miles southeast to be on Santa Fe Railroad. . . . — — Map (db m177166) HM
This area was settled in the early 1900s by a number of farm families from south Texas. Catholic services were first conducted by priests from Abilene in the homes of Albert J. Kuss, Sr. (1863-1945) and other settlers. The church of Francis Xavier . . . — — Map (db m177167) HM