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Sometime around 1890, the Alamo Institute was established by James F. Davidson. It was operated by a Board of Directors and mangaed by a competent Faculty. Located at Ben Wheeler, Texas, on what became the Ben Wheeler School grounds in later days. However, it was situated close to what we know now as FM Rd. 858 instead of back where a two-story wood frame school building would be built later. Most of the information included on this webpage comes from a copy of an old Alamo Institute brochure 1894-95. For an unbound copy of this brochure, send $5 to the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, Attention: Research Librarian, P.O. Box 1388, Canton, Texas. The fee will cover copying and postage.

Fifth Annual Announcement of the Alamo Institute Located at Ben Wheeler, Van Zandt County, Texas, for the session of 1894-95

Davidson and Dean, Principals and Proprietors

History, Location, Buildings, Moral Influences

Board of Directors and Teachers for 1894-95

Mode of Instruction, Promotion, Demotion, Discipline, etc.

List of Students for 1894-95

Medals Awarded Students from 1891 through 1894 and Honor Roll for 1893-94

More Ben Wheeler School History, including the Alamo Institute

Old Photo of Alamo Institute


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