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Davick Services recommends the Facebook Group "West Texas History & Memories" for history, famous people, old photos, stories, unclaimed estates and genealogy of the Western Half of Texas . . . Check it out and join the conversation

Life in Lubbock County Texas 1800 - 1950
Blacksmith Shop in Slaton 1920s

Artis Taylor and William Thomas Taylor at work in their blacksmith shop in Slaton Texas in 1920s. Central power source distributed power to machines by leather belts. Photo courtesy Debbie Stotts Dickson

Blacksmith Shop in Slaton Texas in 1920s

Photo courtesy Debbie Stotts Dickson


Egbert Souse commented, "The curved devices in the middle of the shop are a type of drop-hammer. It's used to form flatbar into curves, and they're automated. Just keeps pounding away as you adjust the bar being worked, much faster than a hand hammer. The drive belts were originally leather, but many were made of heavy cloth as it's a lot cheaper".



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)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

If you grew up in Lubbock, Texas  (Facebook)

Whats Happening in Slaton Texas (Facebook)

Famous People from Lubbock County TexasMore Lubbock County People

Books about Lubbock County People and Places

Books about Lubbock County People and Places


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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