GAYLORD, TEXAS. Gaylord, on a mail route five miles east of Booker in northwestern Lipscomb County, was established in 1917 as a station on the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway and was named for an employee of the line. There A. L. Clarke established a general store and a post office, which closed in 1922; the store was moved to Booker. A grain elevator in the community continued to operate until the late 1940s. Gaylord reported a store and a population of twenty-five in 1940. Its grain elevator was torn down in 1960, and the 1982 county highway map identified Gaylord only as a railroad stop.
A History of Lipscomb County, Texas, 1876–1976 (Lipscomb, Texas: Lipscomb County Historical Survey Committee, 1976).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.H. Allen Anderson, "GAYLORD, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/htg03), accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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