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LARIAT, TEXAS

Parmer County, Texas Panhandle
Highway 84
6 M SE of Farwell
53 M SW of Hereford
15 M NW of Muleshoe
84 miles NW of Lubbock
Population: 200

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Grain Elevators in Lariat, Texas
Grain Elevators in Lariat
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History in a Pecan Shell

Lariat was named by W. A. Simpson, passenger agent for the Pecos and Northern Texas Railway. The town became a stop in 1913 on land that was formerly owned by the XIT Ranch.

Lariat remained a railroad stop until German Lutheran immigrants arrived in the early 1920s. A church was built in 1924 and in 1925 Lariat applied for a post office that was granted late in the year. By 1927 the congregation of the Church of Christ built their building and Lariat got a grain elevator to join the businesses already in place.

The population in the late 40s was only 75 and the community bussed its children to school in Farwell. In 1952 the skyline of Lariat was doubled by the addition of a second grain elevator. The population has increased over the years to the current (estimated) population of 200.
Lariat, Texas highway sign
Approaching Lariat
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Lariat Texas ghost sign
Ghost sign in Lariat
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Quonset hut and grain elevators, Lariat Texas
Quonset hut in Lariat Texas
Quonset huts
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Rusted old dodge in Lariat Texas
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