About One-Half Mile SouthwestFirst public school in Hockley County; named for a wild prairie flower. In 1902 homesteaders had begun farming here. By 1909 their children needed education, so the parents hauled lumber by wagon from Big Spring (about 100 mi. S), donated labor, and built a one-room schoolhouse. Classes began Dec. 13, 1909, with pupils from the Ardis, Baker, Blankenship, Brown, Carter, Cowan, Dixon, Perritt, Rose, and Witherspoon families. The schoolhouse served as polling place, church, and public meeting hall until 1917, when Ropesville was established about a mile away, with better facilities.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:56am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 763435 N 3699296|
|Decimal Degrees||33.40070000, -102.16755000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 24.042', W 102° 10.053'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 24' 2.52" N, 102° 10' 3.18" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 951-999 Unnamed Road, Ropesville TX 79358, US|
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