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The Old San Jacinto School

3 miles East of Vigo Park
The old San Jacinto School 3 miles East of Vigo Park
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, April 2004
"That structure is the old San Jacinto School that burned a few years ago and is located 3 miles East of Vigo Park. San Jacinto was a separate community, as told to me by Frances Henderson, the postmistress at Vigo Park.
San Jacinto School, Swisher County, Texas Panhandle
The school entrance close up
Photo courtesy Suzan Caudle, Lubbock, TX
As shown in the photo you can make out most of the letters in "San Jacinto" still on the brick wall of the entrance to the school." - David Higgins & Suzan Caudle, Lubbock, TX, November 17, 2005
San Jacinto School, Swisher County, Texas
Photo courtesy Suzan Caudle, Lubbock, TX
Forum:
Subject: San Jancinto School

Dear TE, In your online articile about San Jancinto School [one of the photos shows it] as being in Swisher County. You may want to check the county lines as I was always under the impression it was in Briscoe County. My family lived in and around Vigo Park from approx. 1963 - 1971. When we first moved there I was in the 4th grade and there was talk (although I am not sure how serious) about transferring me to the two room school house since it was closer, however, my parents opted to keep me in the Tulia Public Schools 23 1/2 miles away. To my knowledge none of the Swisher County kids attended the school. As I remember it was just attended by those in Briscoe County. Dallas Culwell's kids (Terry, Gene, Collene and Denise) attended the school and then transferred to school in Silverton. Their Swisher County cousins attended the Tulia Schools. The school burned while we lived in the area, but I don't remember if the school closed prior to the fire or as a result of the fire. As I remember, the last teachers were a huband and wife who lived in a house adjacent to the school.
- Patti Stephens Mason, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, September 29, 2007

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