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RAINBOW, TEXAS

Somervell County, Central Texas North
Farm Road 200
4 miles NE of Glen Rose

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Brazos River bridge and Rainbow country scene
Crossing the Brazos at Rainbow

Photo courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey, 2003
Brazos River Bridge, Rainbow, Texas
The Brazos River Bridge

Photo courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey, 2003

Rainbow, Texas History

"... Among the first settlers was William Porter, who established a school in the late 1860s; for several decades the area was referred to as the Porter school district. By the 1890s a community had developed, and the residents requested a post office. When the townspeople gathered to name the community a thunderstorm broke out, followed by a rainbow. The residents, struck by the beauty of the rainbow, named their town after it...." From The Handbook of Texas Online, see
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/RR/hnr4.html
Rainbow, Texas Baptist Church

The Baptist Church

Photo courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey, 2003

US Post Office, Rainbow, Texas
The Rainbow post office

Photo courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey, 2003
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