Collin County was so overrun with rats a century ago that rural schools held competitions to see how many rats a student had killed – by counting the tails brought to class. That’s according to Joy Gough, author of “Early Schools of Collin County, Texas, 1846-1960.”
Gough is the author of several books about Collin County history including cemeteries, place names and railroads.
By Bob Wieland
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