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Life in Scurry County Texas 1850 - 1950
1920s Bus in Ira Texas

1920s Bus in Ira Texas

In 1925 Ruby Giddens and a friend posed on an early bus in Ira Texas for this amazing image of life in Scurry County in the 1920's. In the background one can see the old open air tabernacle where different churches held their revivals and it was also used for other community functions.

 

The city of Ira's history began sometime in the early 1890s, when Ira Green established a general store in the area. Green's store became a meeting point for the stagecoach and mail route, and a community began to spring up. A school opened in 1893, and Ira Green became postmaster when the community's post office was activated three years later

 

Many thanks to Bill Brooks for this wonderful photo of his mother (on the left)

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

Life in Scurry County 1850-1950

Life in Scurry County TexasLife in Scurry County

Amazing People from Scurry County Texas

Amazing People from Scurry County TexasPeople from from Snyder, Hermleigh, Dunn, Fluvanna Pyron and Ira Texas

Books about Scurry County People and Places

Books about Scurry County People and PlacesBooks about Scurry County 2

 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County

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