"These photos were made
before 1927. The sawmill belonged to my Grandad Levi Nicklos Dyke." - Jesse
on a Pinhead
town named by people homesick for their former hometown, this is one of two Savanahs
in Texas, the other a tiny community in Marion
Savannah had a post office as early as 1846 but its chances of
growth were dashed when it was bypassed by the railroad in the 1870s.
The railroad chose Walker Station to the north (now present day Annona).
The predicable decline set in as people moved to the rail line.
although there is nothing left, a church and cemetery
keep the name alive.
Photo courtesy Jesse Suttles |
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