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    PRIDE, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Dawson County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas
    FM 2053
    About 15 Miles NW of Lamesa
    2 Miles S of the Terry / Lynn County Line
    Population: Unknown

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The town was settled sometime prior to the opening of a post office in 1904. Storekeeper Robert B. Muldrow became the communityís first postmaster in July of that year.

    A Methodist church building, constructed in 1913 was moved to the community of Welch and in 1934 the post office was relocated to Welch as well.

    Oil fields injected growth in the county, but Pride didnít benefit due to poor infrastructure. Depression-era stats arenít available but shortly after WWII, Pride had 80 residents.

    It was included on county maps as late as 1980 although all the businesses had already closed.
    Dawson County TX 1920s Map
    Dawson County, TX 1920s Map showing Pride NW of Lamesa
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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