On this day in 1956, an angry mob surrounded Mansfield High School to prevent the enrollment of three African-American students in what became known as the Mansfield School Desegregation Incident....(Read More)
VESTA, TEXAS. Vesta was twelve miles south of Hemphill in southern Sabine County. A post office was established there in 1888, and in 1890 the community had a gristmill, a gin, a hotel, and a blacksmith's shop that served an agricultural community with a population of approximately 200. The post office was closed in 1901.
Cecil Harper, Jr.
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