LYRIC, TEXAS. Lyric was 3½ miles south of the route of present-day State Highway 321, ten miles east of Cleveland in north central Liberty County. It was the site of a Kirby Lumber Company logging camp. The post office was established in 1908 with Clopton Miles as postmaster. White, black, and Japanese workers were segregated in three tent cities. A hotel, operated by John Hamblen, and assorted company stores and offices also marked the camp. The post office, discontinued in 1911, was reopened in 1917, only to be closed again in 1920 as logging operations ended. A few foundations, nails, and bottles are all that remain of the former camp at Lyric.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Robert Wooster, "Lyric, TX," accessed February 20, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvlac.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.