SOUTH CAMP, TX
SOUTH CAMP, TEXAS. South Camp, a school community in the southern part of the Four Sixes Ranch in King County, was one of four line camps established to look after the ranch operations of the 208,000-acre spread. Other than South Camp, there were the North Camp, the Old 8 Camp, and the Taylor Camp. Each camp had an overseer and comfortable living quarters for his family. His duties covered the care of an allotted number of acres of land and a herd of cattle. As early as 1919 classes were taught in the South Camp school. The one-teacher school, held in a former bunkhouse, had pupils from the South Camp and neighboring smaller ranches. Most of the children rode horseback to school. In 1919 twelve students enrolled. About 1967 South Camp pupils were taken to Guthrie by school bus, the first school bus route operated by the Guthrie school. In 2000 the population was twenty.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Jeanne F. Lively, "South Camp, TX," accessed August 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hns62.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.