road to Fargo. TE photo, 2000 |
Gertrude Stein's Oakland, there is a there there in Fargo. I think someone on
your staff took (a wrong turn) to Doans,
thinking they'd go through Fargo on the way. No wonder they didn't find Fargo.
You can get to Doans via Fargo, but the
trick is to take FM 2916 straight to Doan's from Highway 283 (the one connecting
Vernon, Texas with Altus, Oklahoma).
In Fargo, there's not only the Fargo Church of Christ (of which you have a picture)
but also a cotton gin. You can buy a soft drink from the machine in the gin office.
That's not exactly like having a store, but it beats nothing. Fargo also has several
houses in all directions from the intersection that marks the center of "downtown."
Fargo used to have a post office, a blacksmith, a store with a soda fountain,
a place to get a hamburger or a griddle-cooked steak -- all at one time or another
from the earliest days of the settlement. Fargo Methodist Church is one mile west
and one mile north of Highway 283.
Across from the Methodist Church
is Northside School, grades K-12. Northside Independent School District was created
from five area districts back in the 1930s. The six-man football team won state
in its division in 2006.
The 125th celebration of the Doan's
Crossing May Picnic is coming up this year (2008). Interest in Doan's
seems to be growing, especially since the Western Cattle Trail has been marked
by little obelisks all the way across Texas to Doan's.
I believe it's marked all the way to Dodge City, for that matter. I will try to
find time to send more information on Doan's
and Fargo. - Hanaba Munn Welch, Fargo, January 01, 2008
Fargo Methodist is right across the street from the Northside ISD. The Fargo Church
of Christ is at another intersection listed as Fargo. - Barclay
Although it isn't on the
Official State Highway Map, historic Doan's
Crossing can be reached by going north on Hwy 283 and following the signs
"You can get to Doans
via Fargo, but the trick is to take FM 2916 straight to Doan's from Highway 283
(the one connecting Vernon, Texas with Altus,
Oklahoma)" - Hanaba Munn Welch, Fargo