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    CIRCLE BACK, TEXAS

    Bailey County, Texas Panhandle
    FM 298 and 3397
    4 miles from Needmore
    66 miles NW of Lubbock
    Population: 10

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The name comes from a ranch whose brand was a circle on the back of cattle.

    From 1918 to 1954 the settlement a dozen or so houses and a six-grade school. Naturally there was a store/ post office and a gas station. In 1949 the community, reached itís high water mark of about 100 people.

    When the store burned in 1954(? - See Forum) it pretty much finished the town Ė since it was also the post office.

    By 1980 the population was 49 and a few years later only the Baptist minister and his family was left.


    Circle Back Grades 123 class photo, October 26, 1956:
    TX- Cicle Back School Grades 123 class photo, 1956

    Photo courtesy Lottie Doyle

    TX- Cicle Back School Grades 123 , 1956

    Photo courtesy Lottie Doyle

    Circle Back, Texas Forum

    Subject: Circle Back School 1956 Class Photo
    I am attaching two photos of my second grade class at Circleback, Texas. I think it points out a mistake in your history. I couldnít say for sure when the store burned, but I know it was still there when we lived there. As you can see in the picture, The school was still there in 1956. I think it closed that year.

    My daddy worked for a man named Damron. I think his first name was Clayton but not sure about that. There was a gin there at that time owned by a mister Gage. I canít remember his first name but I think his son was named Raymond and his birthday was February 29. He was 12 years old and had only had 4 birthdays.

    Mrs. Rollins taught the first 3 grades. Her husband taught the next 3 grades. My mother wrote the names and grade of the children on the back of the picture. - Lottie Doyle, September 19, 2013


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