The 16th Day of January, 1961 The Town of Haslet was incorporated and became the “City of Haslet.”
The Naming of Haslet, Texas
Charles L. Maloney, 96, a native of Ireland and resident of the Haslet community since 1882, died in 1938. Mr. Maloney came to the Blue Mound area in 1882 with his brother-in-law, H.C. Hurley, of Fort Worth. They bought a barren tract of land 15 miles north of Fort Worth, the present site of Haslet. Mr. Maloney began raising short horn Durham cattle. He had one of the first herds in this county.
The Santa Fe Railroad representative came to the Maloney ranch seeking right-of-way for the railroad. Mr. Maloney told them to let the wheels of progress roll across someone else's property. Later, Mrs. Maloney said it would be nice to be able to ride the train in to Fort Worth. Mr. Maloney saddled up his horse and rode down to the railroad. He told the workmen they could go through. One man asked what he had said. "He has let us go through." Joel C. Harmmond, the railroad contractor for the guild, Colorado & Santa Fe, was from Haslet, Michigan. "We'll name this stop Has let--," he said. The settlers in the area and the railroad works gave credit of the name to Mr. Maloney: has let the railroad come through, the year 1886.
The History of Haslet Elementary School
About 1872, there were two or three families who lived in the vicinity of Haslet, but there were not enough children in the community to form a school. It was not until seven years later that a school building was erected.
The year 1879 was an election year, and the people in the community took advantage of the candidates by having them donate money to the community for the purpose of building a schoolhouse. By the end of the political campaign, Mr. C. F. Mitchell and probably one other person who had been selected as a committee to raise funds to erect a building, had secured about $150, which was immediately spent to erect a building.
The school was called the Blue Mound school, which later became know as Haslet. Miss Lizzie Curtis was the first teacher in this building. A year or two prior to this, Miss Alice Curtis taught a school in the home of one of the citizens of the community. About seven years later, the building was placed on wagons and moved about one-half mile northward to the present site of the Haslet School Building.
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