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1852-53: Clifton is founded and is originally named Cliff Town after
local limestone bluffs.
A timeline of significant events in Clifton's history:
1859: The post office is granted.
A flour mill is built that is replaced in 1868
1870: A three-story
school known as Rock School is built.
1880: The Gulf, Colorado
and Santa Fe Railway comes one mile south of town.
Clifton serves as the Bosque County Seat.
1893: New school is built.
1895: The Clifton Record, the town's first newspaper is published.
1896: Clifton Lutheran College, later known as Clifton College,
1901: Clifton is incorporated
1904: The population
1906: A large fire destroys much of Clifton's business
1907: The Clifton Volunteer Fire Department is organized.
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Visits to Clifton, TexasPhotographer's
A fun little
town to explore. Good bridge
to photograph. The Cliftex Theatre looks to have been restored since the pic you
have was taken. Found one side street in town that still had rings to tie your
horse up to. As you can tell we had lot's of fun walking these
towns on our 4 day trip. - William
Memorial Museum: 301 South Avenue Q
County Conservatory of Fine Arts: The former main building of Clifton College
Whipple Truss Bridge
A Texas Historical
Landmark, built in 1884 by Wrought Iron Bridge Company.
For those interested
in Norwegian immigrants and their life in Texas, nearby Norse (FM 219 and North
on FM 182) has the most history. The graveyard of Our Savior's Lutheran
Church has the grave of Cleng Peerson, the "Father of Norwegian immigration".Lake
Whitney State Park
Along the eastern shore of Lake Whitney.Clifton
Clifton Chamber of Commerce: 115 N Avenue