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    OLD GLORY, TEXAS

    Stonewall County, Panhandle / West Texas
    Hwy 380 & FM 1835
    62 miles NW of Abilene
    23 miles E of Jayton
    9 miles E of Aspermont
    5 miles from the Haskell County Line

    Population: est. 100 (2000) 125 (1990)

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    Old Glory mural in Old Glory Texas
    A mural in downtown Old Glory
    Photo courtesy Jack Williams
    History in a Pecan Shell

    1880: Loosely formed community of scattered settlers
    1904: German settlers start to build Brandenburg.
    1909: The Stamford and Northwestern Railroad builds a spur through the area.
    Town at the tracks becomes known as New Brandenburg - Brandenburg becomes Old Brandenburg
    1917: Anti-German sentiment or a desire to show loyalty prompts a name change to Old Glory
    1918: Name becomes official
    (See July 14, 1918 - "Old Glory" - History cartoon by Roger T. Moore)
    1920s: Prosperity
    1930: local schools consolodate and a new building is built. School also serves as community center.
    1950s: Drought contributes to a population drop to 175 from a high of 275 in 1929
    1990: Population is given as 125, but is said to be estimated at 60
    2000: Population is estimated at 100
    Texas - Old Glory High School
    Old Glory High School
    Photo courtesy Jack Williams
    Texas - Old Glory former Post Office
    The former post office at Old Glory
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    Texas - Old Glory Post Office
    The present Old Glory post office
    Photo courtesy Jack Williams

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    Ghost town of Rayner nearby has old rock Stonewall County courthouse.

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