It all started with a handshake. A simple handshake led to Anton, Texas having the youngest mayor in the history of the United States. Paul Witfield could have only been 16 or 17 years old when he became mayor in 1924. No one knows if he volunteered for the position or if he was voted in, but it wasn't until his death that they realized how young he really was. No one had any complaints, because he was a fine mayor who seemed to always know just what to do.
While you are in Anton, you should take your dog and go for a walk down the Yellow House Draw. This is a dry river bed. No one knows for sure when it dried up, but in the late thirties, the community would come down here and draw from the well that was here. As you walk, keep an eye out for fossils and artifacts because this is a historical treasure trove open to the public. Bring lots of water, because it definitely gets hot.
Another fun activity is Spade Ranch, which is open by appointment only. It is the historical site of the first home built in the area, a log cabin erected before Anton became a city. John Spade owned these 23 parcels of land and sold them so that they could become Anton. It is an interesting historic spot to come and walk your dog.