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Books About Sherman County Texas People and Places
What's Your Favorite Book about a Sherman County Texas Person, Place or Event? Here are some of our favorites stories from Stratford and Texhoma

Books about Sherman County Texas

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Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation: Writings from America’s Heartland

Found Inside: "In 1979, Wynnie, a farm wife and mother of two married daughters, became the first woman ever elected to the Texhoma city council. “Texhoma is a good place to live and raise kids,” says Wynnie, who also does volunteer work for the chamber . . . : Read more Look Inside

The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado

Found inside: "They settled on Grapevine, a tributary of the Blue, in Sherman County. Just when they came in is a matter of speculation, but they were ahead of Bates and Beal, running the SNO brand upon cattle graded up by good Shorthorn sires. They sold out to the LX's in 1877 " . . . Read more Look inside

Letters from the Dust Bowl

by Caroline Henderson

Found inside: " December 14, 1933. Today we went to Texhoma---26 miles from home to see about some necessary repairs for the tractor and were dismayed to find ourselves out in another of the raging dust storms which have made life so miserable here for so long. We hoped they were over; but they were on lights in all the stores by 1:30" . . . Read more Look inside

Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s

Found inside: "Or sometimes neighbors would gather with picnic baskets when a hog was to be killed; the meat was then divided up and canned, as quart after quart of it was taken from the pressure cooker. With such homegrown resources, a family of six plus a hired man in Sherman County, Texas, could shave their monthly food bill $10 . . . Read more Look inside

The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning

Found inside: " One of Sherman County's own county commissioners raised grassfed bison and cattle and sold the meat both locally and ... He thought of the High Plains, all the way from western North Dakota to the Texas Panhandle, as a single bioregion . . . Read more

Migrant Mother: How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression

Found Inside: "A dust storm approached homes in Stratford, Texas, as people watched outside. ... It covered large parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Kansas. During the 1930s the region suffered from . . . " Read more Look inside

Texas living, past and present: Texas sesquicentennial, 1836-1986

Found Inside: "My mother brought it to Texas County, Oklahoma , where they homesteaded in 1906 . We later moved to Stratford, Texas, in 1921 , and then to Channing in Hartley County in 1929 . It has been a favorite in our family all these years . .

God, Grass & Grit: History of Sherman County

edited by Marylou McDaniel

Panhandle Pioneers by Texhoma Genealogical and Historical Society
1981 Yearbook: Stratford High School, Stratford, Texas
1977 Yearbook: Stratford High School, Stratford, Texas
1974 Yearbook: Stratford High School, Stratford, Texas
1981 Yearbook: Texhoma High School, Texhoma, Oklahoma

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