Look Who's Talking about Texas History

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 Floyd County Tx 1905 to 1964

Boys aged 5 and 7 Make Incredible 400 Mile Journey on Horseback in 1909

The Lockney Beacon published this report in September 1909 about two boys age 5 and 7 who undertook an incredible journey from Guthrie Oklahoma to Santa Fe New Mexico on horseback with a stop in Silverton Texas. Here's the story as related by Judge Kinder.

Boys Make Incredible 400 Mile Journey on Horseback in 1909
The boys true stories are told in their book Bud & Me : The True Adventures of the Abernathy Boys (Amazon) 

 

The story of the boys famous father, John R. Abernathy, best known for catching wolves alive with his bare hands can be found in "Catch 'em Alive Jack"

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Floyd County (Texas) Community

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Floydada Ex-Student's Association (Facebook)

Post Cards From The Panhandle

Books about Floyd County People and Places

Books about Floyd County TexasBooks about Floyd County Texas

Early Life in Floyd County Tx
Famous People from Floyd County TexasMore Famous People from Floyd County Texas
Floyd County Unclaimed Estates

Floyd County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Floyd County Left a total $6,587 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your family and friends from Floydada and Lockney to let them know how to claim their inheritance from the Texas Comptroller's Office. . . see the list

 

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
Famous Actors from West TexasBooks about Texas People County by County

Floyd County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Floydada, Lockney, Aiken, Barwise, Dougherty and South Plains, Texas

See All Floyd County Treasures (eBay)

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