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Life in Childress County Texas 1850 - 1950

The following images depict life in Childress County, Texas from 1850 to 1950 including  Arlie, Cee Vee, Childress, Carey, Tell and Kirkland

Main Street Childress in 1890sMain Street Childress in 1890s

Slow day in Childress Texas in the 1890s on Main Street, looking north showing a horse-drawn wagon making its way down the wide dirt street.

Todd's Service in ChildressTodd's Service in Childress

In the 1940s an unnamed man posed with his car in front of Todd's Service station in Childress Texas

1907 Childress Hotel and Bank1907 Childress Hotel and Bank

On March 06, 1907 a woman named Beula wrote to a friend named Reuben on this picture postcard that depicted a local hotel and the City National Bank in Childress.

Loading Bombs in Childress in WW2Loading Bombs in Childress WW2

During a dress rehearsal soldiers were photographed loading bombs in Childress Texas during World War 2

Main Street in Childress in 1950Main Street Childress in 1950

Great old photo of Main Street in Childress Texas in 1950 showing Main Drugs, Gate City Ice Cream, First National Bank and more

Drug Store in Kirkland Texas in 1908Drug Store in Kirkland Texas in 1908

Interior view of a drug store in Kirkland Texas in 1908 showing two customers and two soda jerks standing ready to serve up more CocaCola for 5 cents

Group Photo - Childress Texas  in 1910Group Photo - Childress in  1910

In 1910 three men and four women posed for this wonderful old photo in Childress Texas. Beaulah Creufs is identified in the center holding what appears to be a tamborine in one hand and brochures in the other.

Downtown Childress in 1950sDowntown Childress in 1950s

Very busy day in downtown Childress Texas in the 1950s

Commerce Street in Childress in 1920Commerce Street in Childress in 1920

Very nice old photo of buildings that lined Commerce Street in Childress in 1920 including a visual gas pump on the street

Joe E. Woodard's Store in Childress in 1925Joe E. Woodard's Store in Childress in 1925

Huge highly-detailed photograph of the interior of Joe E. Woodard's store in Childress Texas in 1925. Joe is in the black hat on the right. In addition to operating his store he also played banjo in a band with his brothers and they often traveled up to two days by wagon to play in barn dances in the Panhandle

Migrant Farmer's Wife Near Childress Texas in 1938Migrant Farmer's Wife Near Childress Texas in 1938

In 1938 a migrant farmer's wife stands in a field in somewhere in Childress County Texas shielding her eyes from the intense West Texas sun

YMCA in Childress Texas 1915-1930YMCA Childress 1915-1930

Sometime between 1915 and 1930 an unknown photographer captured this beautiful photo to the YMCA in Childress Texas

J. G. Rush in Childress Texas in 1915 J. G. Rush in Childress Texas in 1915

In 1915 a very dapper looking J. G. Rush posed for this portrait in Childress Texas

Hotel Denver in Childress in 1890Hotel Denver in Childress in 1890

Photo of the Hotel Denver in Childress Texas with horses tied to hitching posts and a lone cowboy with very tall boots walking down the middle of the street

First Methodist Episcopal Church Childress in 1908First Methodist Episcopal Church Childress 1908

Beautiful old photo of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Childress Texas in 1908

White Rose Cafe in Childress in 1919White Rose Cafe in Childress Texas in 1919

On October 24, 1919 an unknown photographer took this photo of a horse drawn buggy pulled up in front of the White Rose Cafe in Childress Texas.

Fort Worth & Denver City Railroad Childress DepotFort Worth & Denver City Railroad Childress Depot

This rare image of the back office of the Childress Texas railroad depot from the 1890s shows a lot going on behind the ticket counter . . .

Cotton Gin in Childress Texas in 1908Cotton Gin in Childress Texas in 1908

In 1908 three workers at a cotton gin in Childress Texas climbed on top of bales of cotton while one remained on his bale loading wagon to pose for this rare old photograph.

Childress Railroad Office Workers on Steam Locomotive 1890sChildress Railroad Office Workers on Steam Locomotive

Sometime in the late 1890s twenty four railroad office workers posed on and around a steam locomotive in Childress Texas

Two Couples in Childress Texas in 1914Two Couples in Childress in 1914

 

Childress County Court House in 1950sChildress County Court House in 1950s

 

Mother and Son in Carriage in Childress TexasMother and  Son in Carriage in Childress

Sometime in the early 1900s a mother and son posed in their carriage for this photo. The Childress County Courthouse can be seen in the background.

Childress Volunteer Fireman at Fire Station 1920Childress Volunteer Fireman at Fire Station 1920

In 1920, 22 volunteer fireman posed with their fire truck in front of the fire station in Childress Texas

1st Street in Childress Texas in 19261st Street in Childress Texas in 1926

In 1926 a photographer captured this image of 1st Street in Childress Texas with Model Ts lining the street as a mule-drawn wagon lumbers down the middle of the dirt street

Childress Texas in November 1909Childress Texas in November 1909

In November of 1909, Main Street in Childress was filled with horse-drawn freight wagons hauling bales of cotton . . . view full size

Childress Farmers Help Sick Neighbor with Harvest in 1914Childress Farmers Help Sick Neighbor with Harvest in 1914

In 1914, D.L. Smith fell ill before he could harvest his crop. 19 of his neighbors showed up with their mules and equipment to harvest his crop for him. Mark Hanna from Childress captured the event on film. This tradition of farmers helping sick neighbors and widows with the harvest is one that is practiced today in small farming communities across Texas. . . . see this amazing composite photo full size

Horse Drawn Machine Cutting Corn in Childress CountyHorse Drawn Machine Cutting Corn in Childress County
Confederate Veterans in Childress Texas 1920sConfederate Veterans in Childress Texas in 1920s

Sometime in the 1920's a group of Confederate veterans gathered in Childress Texas and posed for this group photo . . . see full size

Carey Texas in 1938Carey Texas in Childress County in 1938

Two years after this photo was taken Carey was home to 25 families and had a post office, a school, a cotton gin, three churches, and a general store . . . See the image full size

Migrant laborer's wife near Childress Texas 1938Migrant laborer's wife near Childress Texas in 1938

In 1938 the wife of an Childress County migrant worker posed in her doorway for this highly detailed image that shows both desperation and hope in her face

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Abandoned Cafe in Carey Texas in 1937Abandoned Cafe in Carey Texas in 1937

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Man in front of Carey Texas Post Office in 1937Man in front of Carey Texas Post Office in 1937

Childress County farmer reads letter on the post office porch . . . zoom in

Horse-drawn plowing in Childress County Tx 1938Horse-drawn plowing in Childress County Tx in 1938

A four-horse team plows a field with rows that seem to reach to the horizon in Childress County Texas in 1938 . . . zoom in on this large photo

Tractor operator in Childress County, Texas in 1938Tractor operator in Childress County, Texas in 1938

Tractor operator stops his early tractor and two row planter to pause for picture in Childress County Texas in 1938 . . . zoom in on this highly detailed photo

O. O. Mills, Postmaster of Carey Texas in 1938O. O. Mills, Postmaster of  Carey Texas in 1938

The Postmaster of Carey Texas relaxes to smoke his pipe at a local filling station in 1938.

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

Remember in Childress, Texas when....

Life in Childress County Texas 1800-1950Early Life in Childress County
Books about Childress County People and Places

Books about Childress County People and PlacesBooks about Childress, Carey, Tell and Kirkland Texas

Childress County Unclaimed EstatesChildress County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Childress and Kirkland Texas left a total $28,247 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please Share this with your Family and Friends to Let them know they can collect 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
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County
 
 
 
 

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