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Perryton Facts

-Population: 7,774 in 2000 census, 8,236 estimated for July 2006

-Date Established: 1919

-City Name Origin: Ochiltree County - named after Colonel William Beck Ochiltree, a confederate officer who served the Republic of Texas as District Court Judge, Supreme Court Justice, Secretary of Treasury, and Attorney General

-Claim to Fame: Known as the "Wheatheart of the Nation"

-Economic Drivers: commercial and retail trade center of the Northeast Texas High Plains, Agriculture: the wheat crop

-H.S. Mascot: The Rangers & Rangerettes

-Famous Companies/ People: John R. Erickson, author of Hank the Cowdog series, Angela Arenivar, finalist in 1999 Howard National Spelling Bee who starred as herself in the oscar nominated Spellbound

 

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