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    SLATE SHOALS, TEXAS

    Lamar County, North Central Texas
    FM 906 at the intersection of Springhill Road
    Just south of the Red River / Texas State Line
    About 6 Miles E of Arthur City
    About 15 Miles NE of Paris
    About 1,200 Miles NW of Key West, Florida
    Population: Unknown

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    History on a Pinhead

    Although no population figures are available for this tiny place, it did have a school, church and even a factory at one time. It was named for the deposits of slate along the Red River at this point and most probably the factory was engaged in making roofing shingles.

    Although there is no town center and the community dispersed, the name continues to be used on maps.

    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010

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