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KALGARY, TEXAS

Crosby County, Texas Panhandle
FM 261
55 miles SE of Lubbock
Population: 140 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Kalgary began life as Spur, Texas in 1905. It was then named Watson, for Richard Watson Self.

The townsite was on what had been part of the huge SMS ranch.

The Watson school was constructed in 1907 and a post office opened in 1911. The post office closed in 1913, reopened in 1925, changed its name when it started getting mail for another town named Watson in 1927 and closed for good in 1955. There were only 10 people in Kalgary in the 1930s. Their high water-mark was 1940 when the population reached 100.

The state-wide school consolidations of the late 40s, early 50ís merged the Kalgary ISD with Crosbyton in 1949. The school burned in 1952.

People interested in Texas town names with Alaska-sounding names may want to check Nome, Juno and Fairbanks.

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