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Temple (Bell County)

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Founded in 1881, Temple formed around the tracks and stations of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway. The strong rail presence established the town's grid pattern. Temple was named in honor of Bernard Moore Temple, civil engineer and former surveyor with the railroad. The town was the home of the Santa Fe Railway Company's hospital for its employees for most of the twentieth century. Temple is known for its regional medical facilities, namely the Scott and White Memorial Hospital.

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Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.

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