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Post, Texas

Post is the seat of Garza County, and was named for C.W. Post, the cereal manufacturer who founded the town in 1907 to demonstrate his economic ideas. Post was designed to be the center of a community of farmers who owned their own land and homes in a region of giant ranches. All supplies were first brought in by mule train from the nearest railhead, Big Spring, some 70 miles away.

Between 1910-1913, Post was the scene of perhaps the most elaborate series of experiments in rainmaking ever undertaken in the United States. Explosives were detonated in the atmosphere at timed intervals. Unfortunately, rainfall records do not indicate success.

Post is at the foot of the majestic Caprock in the southeastern edge of the Great Plains of the United States. Its historic Main Street is lined with gift and clothing stores and restored historic buildings.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Llano Estacado Tourist Marker

Stretching across the horizon as a range of flat-topped "mountains" is the Caprock escarpment, eastern boundary of the vast Llano Estacado or "Staked Plains." Marker provides details; on U.S. 84 between Post and Justiceburg.

Post, TX Markers

OS Ranch Museum

Located in one of the original buildings built by C.W. Post in 1911

Post, TX Museums

City-County Park

Small lake for fishing; swimming pool, walking trail and picnic areas. At south edge of city on U.S. 84

Post, TX Parks

Scenic Drive

F.M. 669 south toward Gail reaches edge of Texas High Plains called the Llano Estacado, which are southernmost extension of Great Plains of the U.S. In immensity beyond comprehension the Great Plains sweep north more than 1,600

Post, TX Scenic Drives

Algerita Art Center

Features local and area artists'

Post, TX Arts

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