Tioga and Collinsville

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Two small towns in Texas, Tioga and Collinsville have a rich heritage and a mutual bond. Separated by only six miles, citizens of each have relatives in the other city. The silvery railroad tracks that stretch between the two towns have served as a liaison between Tioga and Collinsville—and the rest of the world—for many years. Both towns had train depots, but unfortunately, the depots went the way of the mineral baths and mineral waters of the past. Today, each town has its own municipal court, school district, post office, mayor, and city council. Although they are independent towns, they will forever be joined by their shared bloodlines and rich history.
ISBN: 9781467131278
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 179
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Don Davenport grew up in Tioga and can list the names of every family that lived there during his formative years. Don left Tioga at 19 when he joined the Army, but Tioga never left his heart. Using historical images and recorded events of the past, Don and his wife, J.R., tell the history of two colorful towns in Texas that were once named Toad Suck and Alma.