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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 Hale County Tx 1850-1950
Corner of North Pacific Street (now Broadway), Plainview TX in 1914Corner of North Pacific Street in  Plainview TX in 1914
Pacific Street was renamed to Broadway in 1916 at the request of the Young Menís Business Alliance, a forerunner of the Chamber of Commerce. With that action, Plainview erased such colorful street names as Eureka, Pacific, Restriction, Cottage, Rosefelt, Portues and Pike and replaced them with either numbers or, in alphabetical order, the names of trees (east of Broadway) and major cities (west of Broadway).

"Beginning at the present Pacific Street, which becomes Broadway and continuing east: Covington becomes Ash, Adams becomes Beech, Walnut becomes Cedar, Cottage becomes Date, McClelland becomes Elm, Sterling becomes Fir, Price becomes Grove, Strong becomes Hickory, Charles becomes Ivy, Ridge becomes Juniper Street."


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)

Books about Plainview, Hale Center, Petersburg and Abernathy

Hale Center...You've never heard of it???

I [Live] . [Lived] in Plainview . Texas

Famous People from Hale County Texas

Amazing People from Hale County TexasStories about people from Plainview, Hale Center, Petersburg and Abernathy Texas

Books about Hale County People and Places

Books about Hale County People and PlacesBooks about People from Plainview, Hale Center, Petersburg and Abernathy Texas


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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