Discover the History of Post, Texas in New Book
Local author releases new book featuring stunning collection of vintage images
Post City was founded in 1907 by an American icon, cereal magnate C.W. Post. Mr. Post acquired approximately 333 square miles on which to construct a unique town and farming community on the plains of West Texas, a place where Comanche Indians roamed until the buffalo hunters depleted the buffalo herds. By 1900 the population for the entire county of Garza was 180, a meager handful of people mostly cowhands and landowners, scattered amid the vast ranches.
Great change would take place with the arrival of C.W. Post, a man with a plan to build a model town in the middle of Garza County. Post’s colonizing began to unfold when 72 of Missouri’s best mules and 24 wagons were bought by Post for the mule skinners to haul lumber and supplies from the nearest railhead at Big Spring. It took three days to load the 60,000 pounds of freight for the first journey and four days of travel for the wagon train to arrive at the new town-site.
Highlights of Post include:
• C.W. Post, the Texan
• A Town For the People
• Life Below the Cap
• Standing on the Promise
• Post Sanitarium 100 Years Ago
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.
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