Anniversay of Savoy Cyclone Is Recalled

SAVOY, Texas – A few of the elder citizens remember that Sunday, May 28, is the fifty-ninth anniversary of the Savoy cyclone. Being the first such disaster to visit this section of the country, it attracted attention all over the state.

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From the Pages of the Past

Incidents gleaned from the files of the Savoy Star through a period of thirty-five years. How many do you remember?

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The Town of Savoy

The town of Savoy was established in 1872 on land sold to the Texas and Pacific Railway Company by Col. Wm. Savoy, in whose honor the town was named. The land was surveyed by the railway company, played off in lots, a plat of the town made and lots were sold to the public for building purposes.

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Businesses of Savoy

This article is dedicated to the commerce of Savoy’s past. Around the turn of the 20th century Savoy boasted almost 40 businesses in town. We’d like to track these down. Here are a list of known businesses which have existed here along with approximate dates. Obviously many of these did not coexist (lots of groceries). If anyone can confirm specific dates, it would be appreciated.:

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