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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: rolandaustin
Added on:Mar 25, 08
Edited on:Mar 25, 08
Postmark: Nov 3, 1885
Origin: Bluff Dale, Texas, UNITED STATES
Destination: Monk Town, Texas, UNITED STATES
Description: Bluff Dale (Erath county), Texas, manuscript cancel to Monk Town,Texas. Paris, Texas, transit cancel on reverse dated 11-6-85.
The town was settled around artesian springs and was originally called Bluff Spring. The name change occurred with the granting of a post office in 1877.
Land owner Jack Glenn donated land to the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railway when it built through the county in 1889.
The town reached its population zenith in 1936 when 680 persons called Bluff Dale home.
The population declined to 500 by 1940 and went as low as 123 by 1980.
The decline has reversed and the 1990 population was over 300.
Certificate? No
For Sale? Yes, price not specified.   Interested in this cover? Contact rolandaustin.
Stampless? No
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