Most towns are named after some guy who walked upon a piece of property, dug the heel of his boot in the ground dragging into the shape of an X and declared that area his. With an pocket full of cash and some investors he points toward the site of the post office while chewing on his toothpick squinting across the vast openess. A gust of wind blows his hat off onto a patch of dirt where he builds his home.
If you want the real story of how Rule, Texas came about CLICK HERE. There are quite a few photos in my collection that I have taken on my travels through Rule. I was lucky one day to capture this photo of the mural without a bunch of cars parked in front of it. Fortunately, that old black truck fits just fine. And if you look hard enough while passing through town, you can find a treasure of history there and some pretty interesting stories.