St. Paul School students Francis Brumbeloe, Louis Gray, Harrel Copeland and Anna Delle Rawdon are shown between in 1931-1933. St. Paul School was 10 miles west of Waxahachie on US 287. Although named the Gardner School, everyone called it St. Paul School because it was next to St. Paul Methodist Church. The land for the school and a cemetery was donated by William and Susie Gardner in 1881. In 1894, the Fife family donated an adjacent piece of land for the church. The school was disbanded in 1940 and the building was sold and moved to Midlothian.
To learn more about Mansfield history, check out the Mansfield Historical Museum, 102 N. Main St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more info, call 817-473-4250, firstname.lastname@example.org or go to mansfieldhistory.org.
Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.
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