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This is another snapshot of the abandoned school BOOTH in Richmond, Texas 77469.

The area was named Freeman Irby Booth (1866 - 1931) who founded it around 1890, shortly after he bought the surrounding property. According to history, in the early 1890s, Booth went to South Carolina and brought back 30 families to settle his land. Early crops of cotton, corn, and rice were shipped to market via the Brazos River. The local post office opened March 21, 1894.

By the early 1900s, the town of Booth had a syrup mill, sawmill, and was serviced by the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad, by which sugar cane, alfalfa, and truck vegetables were shipped. Today, all those had gone.

The Booth Public school opened in 1908 and operated until 1947, so, I am not sure if the former students of 67 years ago still remember their school, their classes, and their teachers...

Does the barbed wire around an educating site and the absence of students and teacher make you feel sad and sorry?

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Note: I scouted the ruined location to find out its front side and sun path during summer, in order to return to practice the first lessons of infrared photography, soon.

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