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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 Martin County Texas 1850 - 1950
Carmelite Monastery Academy Grads in 1888

Carmelite Monastery Academy Grads in 1888

The graduating class of the Carmelite Monastery posed for this photograph in 1888. The Carmelite Monastery was established in the early 1880s by a small group of Carmelite friars arriving from Kansas in order to create a German Catholic community in west Texas. Originally naming the town Marienfeld, the colony flourished for several years, but by 1888 drought and sandstorms caused many settlers to abandon Martin County. The Sisters of Mercy later occupied and then purchased the building during the 1890s, operating an academy that educated children in Stanton and as far away as New Mexico and Oklahoma until it closed in 1938.



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

Books about Martin County People and Places

Books about Martin County TexasBooks about Stanton, Ackerly, Lenora and Tarzan Texas

Life in Martin County 1850 - 1950

Life in Martin County 1850 - 1950Life in Martin County Texas 1850 - 1950

School Days in Texas 1850 - 1960

Early Days of Schools in Texas

Martin County Texas Unclaimed EstatesMartin County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Martin County left a total $8,966 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Know the Heirs? Please share or tag this to your Family and Friends from Stanton, Ackerly, Lenora and Tarzan Texas. . . . Check the list


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


Texas Estates with Unclaimed Assets Waiting to be 

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 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County

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