|Bagby Gin Crew
Photo courtesy Austinnetta Holt Brown
a Pecan Shell
Bagby got started
in 1895 when the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway railroad arrived
and their post office opened (closed in 1904.)
In 1900 there were two gins in Bagby – one of which is shown above.
A store and sawmill rounded out the commercial interests of the town
and they also had a church and school.
Wartime decisions forced railroad service to end in 1944, but according
to the Handbook of Texas Online, Bagby continues to have a
school for area children.
up view of the Bagby Gin Crew. "X" marks Francis Marion
1912 photo courtesy Austinnetta Holt Brown
|"I AM SEARCHING
FOR A PHOTO OF MY GRANDFATHER WILLIAM GIBSON HOLT. I KNOW FOR
SURE THE THIRD MAN ON THE RIGHT FACING YOU IS ONE OF HIS BROTHER'S
FRANCES MARION HOLT, AND THOUGH THE PICTURE IS NOT ALL THAT
CLEAR I AM SO HOPING SOMEONE CAN TELL ME WHO THE OTHER MEN IN THE
PHOTO ARE. COULD ONE OF THEM BE MY GRANDFATHER???? THANK YOU SO MUCH."
- AUSTINNETTA HOLT BROWN, November 01, 2002
1940s map showing Bagby
(Southeast corner of Fannin County)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas,
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photos, please contact