was the school in the Vista Community which derived its name from Buena
Vista Mason, wife of William Turner Mason. The Masons
moved to Mason Mountain in 1882 from Leon County, TX. The Vista
Community is on FM 2414 north of Fairview and is thirteen miles
south of Hamilton. Mason School had seven grades in 1911. The
school board in 1924-25 included J. W. Mason, J. L. O’Neal,
and R. H. Hedgpeth, while the teachers were R. P. Heizer and
Miss Thelma McDonald.
Some of the families who lived in the Mason School
community included: Ruby Arnett, R. T. and Ethel Baker, Paul and
Tempie Bailey, J. G. and Cordelia Barner, W. A. and Irene
Bates, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Bullard, R. J. and Loyida Bull,
Mr. and Mrs. H. Carlisle, Alvin and Johnnie Christian,
Lottie Clover, Henry and Martha Easterling, R. L. and Bertha
Geeslin, Willie and Nellie Grumbles, Anna Mae Howard, B. F. and
Nora McBeth, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. O’Neal, H. H. and Ibie
Roberts, I. A. and Bertha Stanford, Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Townsend, E. E. and Hettie Tywater, J. E. and Elsie Wagner, and
H. C. and M. L. Whitlock.
The post office for this community
was named Vista.