“Down Wiley way it's kids and hay” is the motto of this town. Its single-story, four-room school building is topped by a stepped stone parapet and faced with slabs of fieldstone with narrow limestone window trim. The random slabs make for a rustic look that is not typical of WPA work. Large wrought iron hinges distinguish double entry doors under a bracketed canopy. Wiley (1907, 3,731 feet). with its unusually wide main street and sandstone curbing, was named for William M. Wiley, a town promoter and head of the Holly Sugar Company. This farming center and poultry shipping point thrived after the Santa Fe Railroad arrived.
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