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SANGER, TEXAS

Denton County, North Central Texas
Interstate 35
10 Miles N of Denton
4 Miles W of Lake Ray Roberts
Population: 7,554 (2007 est.) 4,534 (2000)

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Sanger TX Downtown W.O.W. 1916 Red Brick Bldg
The 1916 W.O.W. Building downtown Sanger
Photo courtesy Mike Price, February 2008

History in a Pecan Shell

Sanger was founded in 1886 as a stop on the Santa Fe Railroad. The cattle industry of the prairies of north Denton County contributed to the founding of the town, and wheat-growing contributed substantially to its economy.

Sanger was named by the Santa Fe in honor of one of its customers, the Sanger family, who owned stores in Waco and Dallas. The town was laid out on land owned by Mrs. Elizabeth Huling. Lots were sold. The F. M. Ready family, the first to settle in Sanger, came in October 1887, the same year as the first engine and caboose.

The completion of a state highway that connected Sanger and Dallas in 1920 helped compensate for the declining railroad.

The population was 2,574 in 1980, and 3,508 in 1990.

Sanger TX Downtown Wilfong Building
The Wilfong Building in Sanger
Photo courtesy Mike Price, February 2008
Drink Coca-Cola in Bottles 5 cents, Sanger Texas  painted sign on brick wall
Restored signage
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2008
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Sanger TX Landmark Baptist Church
Landmark Baptist Church Building
Photo courtesy Mike Price, February 2008
Landmark Baptist Church historical plaque, Sanger TX
Landmark Baptist Church Building plaque
Photo courtesy Mike Price, February 2008
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Sanger TX old church
Church
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Sanger TX  cowboy mural  above business
Sanger TX  cowboy mural
Sanger TX  cowboy mural
Sanger TX  cowboy, cows and windmill mural
Cowboy murals in Sanger
Photo courtesy Mike Price, February 2008
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Sanger Texas weather vane
Weather vane
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Sanger Law Enforcement Center,  Sanger TX
Police Station
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