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AMPLE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Haskell County, Panhandle / North Central Texas
Somewhere NE of Haskell
No exact directions known
Population 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

The name suggests the hyperbole usually employed by “town builders” in marketing their site to would-be residents. This may be the case here, but if so, the claims seem somewhat exaggerated. “Space” was ample in this part of Haskell County, but little else. Other than its appearance on this 1920 map and the postal cover below provided by John Germann, little or nothing is known of this spot.

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Ample TX - Haskell County  1901 Postmark info
Ample TX - Haskell County  1901 Postmark
Cover cancelled with 1901 Ample postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

AMPLE, TEXAS

by d.knape

Texas used to be
a prime example,
of unfettered acres
few white man trampled

Prairie dogs and dust
across the Panhandle,
in the midst of all this
the proposed town of Ample

Cowboys came first
on dust they strangled,
then settlers came
dubious carrots dangled

There weren't no water
and no free samples,
but the land was cheap
all there was, was Ample.


© d.knape
November 17, 2014

TX Fayette County vintage map
Haskell County 1920s map showing Ample (NE of Haskell)
Texas General Land Office

Ample, Texas Area Destinations:
Haskell - Haskell County Seat
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