George Corse ran for the superintendant's position which he felt was no longer needed because schools were consolidating. His political agenda was to abolish this position if elected. Corse did what he promised and, doing away with the county superintendant position, saved Young County taxpayers a significant amount of money. In 1876, S.J. Hawkins was the first settler to arrive in an area north of Loving called Bull Valley. Others in the Hawkins clan later settled in the area. In fact, the total membership at Hawkins Chapel Methodist Church, originally a one-room log cabin, contained more than 50 percent Hawkins relatives. R.M. (Uncle Dick) Richardson donated four acres of land to serve as a combination school and church in 1882. Both consolidated with the Loving school and Loving Methodist Church. Members of the large Hawkins family still gather for a get-together and decoration day at Hawkins Chapel Cemetery. Another forgotten community called Lacy lay two miles north of Loving on the east side of Highway 116. Rev. Lacy Midyett, a Methodist missionary, was the first preacher and owned a large cattle ranch in the area. The small community had a post office and large general store also owned by the Midyetts and W.F. McMillian. The community built Lacy School in 1895 and operated it until 1902. Monument School, located five miles southwest of Loving, was opened in 1916. The community named the school in honor of the men killed by an Indian attack in the Warren Wagon Train Massacre in 1871. Students switched to Graham schools and the land was later purchased by Jesse Oatman, who tore the building down and built a house there. These schools were only a few of the Young County country schools which served children from the frontier era to what Tom Brokaw refers to as the days of the "Greatest Generation."