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ETTER, TEXAS

Moore County, Texas Panhandle
Highway 287
1 Mile S of Cactus
N of Dumas
58 Miles N of Amarillo
30 Miles E of Dalhart
Population 160 (1990)

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Etter Texas grain elevations
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
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Named after W.K. Etter, a vice president of the North Plains and Santa Fe Railroad, the town began in 1930 when it was made a stop for the railroad.

The Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway later intersected with the Santa Fe at Etter. The population was just 150 in 1940 when the town consisted of a mere three businesses. In 1942 the Cactus “industrial community” was built a mile north and drew off population from Etter.
Etter Texas scene
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
Photographer's Note:
"There were a few other grain processing buildings around, but no "downtown" at all, so this is ETTER, Texas." - Stephen Michaels, January, 2008
Moore County Texas 1940s map
1940s Moore County map showing Etter
(Above "O-O" in "M-O-O-R-E". Just below Sherman County line)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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