Scenic USA - Texas
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Booth Public School
|Photos by Lynn Haist
Lynn's Historic Fort Bend County
One of the obscure pages of eastern Texas history portrays the life of Irby Booth and his wife Mildred. Freeman Booth moved into Ritchmond (today’s Richmond) in 1885. By 1889, Irby had met Mildred Ryon Wheat and the two were soon married. Booth also purchased land near the Brazos River and built a home. Booth furthered his settlement plans by traveling to South Carolina and convincing 30 families to relocate to his land in east Texas (near Houston). It wasn't long before crops of rice, corn and cotton were shipped out on the Brazos, a convenient outlet to the Gulf of Mexico.
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