It is a worthwhile visit to tour through Barstow and visit the remaining sandstone structures
of the 1800's. The quarry ceased operation in 1912. Other than in the 1940s the quarry
workers are all gone and the property is closed for visitors because of safety reasons.The 106 year old School House at Barstow is still standing at the town site. Visit the area, when you can.
Barstow [established in 1887] Courthouse photo; before 1938.
Voted and moved to Monahans in 1938. It wasn't a happy occasion for some of the Barstow residents. Many thought the election was influenced and rigged.Photo stored: Ward County Archives in Monahans.
The Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie, stands as a momument of the sandstone from the Quito
quarry. [Zane Toombs] special to the Odessa American.
Complete details in May 10, 1998 issue.
Subscribers to the paper enjoy many specials such as this; as one of the readers, I appreciate the historical items.
Courtesy, Permian Historical Society Archival Collection.
& the Odessa American Sunday May 10, 1998, page 11G.