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before classes were to begin in September 1891, but seems to have been
finished slightly behind schedule (see The Colorado Citizen, June 18,
1891 and August 6, 1891 and Minutes of the City Council of the City
of Columbus 1877-1893, pages 452-455, Archives of the Nesbitt
Memorial Library, Columbus, Texas).
In the summer of 1924, to accommodate the larger student body
that resulted from the closing of the schools in Alleyton and Buescher,
the school district erected a small wooden building that contained two
classrooms (see The Colorado Citizen, June 5, 1924 and August 14,
1924). However, objections to the temporary nature of the building
were raised (see The Colorado Citizen, June 12, 1924), and in
September, the school board proposed a bond issue of $75,000 to
construct a new building on the site (see The Colorado Citizen,
September 25, 1924 and October 2, 1924). On October 25, 1924, the
bonds carried by a vote of 339 to 151 (see The Colorado Citizen, October
30, 1924). The ground breaking for the new facility took place on
February 20, 1925 (see The Colorado Citizen, February 26, 1925). The
auditorium that was part of the new building was completed in time to
host the graduation exercises held on May 22, 1925 (see The Colorado
Citizen, May 28, 1925).
William Grady Clayton was hired as superintendent on May 21,
1927 (see The Colorado County Citizen, May 26, 1927). He replaced
James Harbert Wooten, who resigned earlier that month (see The
Colorado County Citizen, May 12, 1927). Wooten had been hired to
replace William Allen Holland on September 26, 1924 (see The Colorado
Citizen, October 2, 1924). Holland had died on September 24, 1924
(see The Colorado Citizen, September 25, 1924).
The Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado railroad was completed from Harrisburg to
Alleyton in 1860, with the intention of continuing it to Austin. During a lapse in
construction, due to the war, Columbus citizens paid for the track and a railroad bridge
and brought the road the three miles to Columbus. When Columbus was the terminus
of the road freight was hauled by teams from here to San Antonio, Gonzales, Hallettsville,
Bastrop, La Grange and parts of Wharton county. Before the building of the La Grange
branch road Columbus shipped 48, 000 bales of cotton a year and claimed a population
of over 4,000 citizens. The main line was continued to San Antonio in 1873, while
T. W. Pierce was president of the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio railroad and
was finally merged into the Southern Pacific system.
On February 16, 1858, the legislature passed An Act to Incorporate the
Columbus, San Antonio, and Rio Grande Railroad Company which
authorized the new company to build, own, and maintain "a railway,
commencing on the west bank of the Colorado, in the county of
Colorado, at or near Columbus, thence running west on the most
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Nesbitt Memorial Library. Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 4, Number 1, January, 1994, periodical, January 1994; Columbus, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth151390/m1/32/?q=nesbitt%20memorial%20library%20journal: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Nesbitt Memorial Library.