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Dumas (Paperback)

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In 1891, Louis P. Dumas heard about cheap land in the Texas Panhandle. He left his successful enterprises in Sherman and chose a section of grassland in Moore County to "build a town." He had not bargained for the harsh elements that came with the territory, though. Within five years he abandoned his town, as did most of the other residents. Dumas was a ghost town three times in its first 10 years, but gradually, a quiet village developed. Oil and gas discovered in the 1920s brought about growth and continues to support the economy. Phil Baxter, who wrote the song "Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas," spoke of the friendliness and spirit of the people he met there in 1927. Today those qualities endure in the people of Dumas.


Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738570617
SKU 211144415
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738570613
Release Date 5/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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