Established in 1888 due to rich farmland and the discovery of coal. The Texas Railway laid track. In the early 1900's the town served as a hub for shipment of coal from local mines. The tracks and depot are now gone, and little industry thrives, but community spirit lives on.
The house was the town doctor's house. He retired in the early 70's and is now deceased.
The age of the buildings in the second photo show decay, but some of their original beauty.
Although few activities for kids, these boys were playing on the church steps while their parents were inside for choir practice.
house photo: f/11, 1/320, ISO 200 town photo: f/5.6, 1/640 ISO200
jump photo f/6.2, 1/160 ISO200
Well I was born in a small town, and I can breathe in a small town,
Gonna die in a small town, Oh, these small communities...