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Life in Dallam County Tx 1800's -1940s


Dallam County, Texas 1800's -1940's as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers. If you like these images, you can browse and view more than a thousand images of early life in Dallam County and throughout the state in eBay's Historical Texas Collection. . Click on the photos or titles below to see full size.


Don French in Dalhart Texas in 1935Don French in Dalhart Texas in 1935

In 1935 little Don French was playing with his wagon in Dalhart when someone captured this cute image. Photo courtesy of his grandson Jim French

Loretta Hospital in Dalhart in 1940sLoretta Hospital in Dalhart in 1940s
Denrock Ave in Dalhart in 1912Denrock Ave in Dalhart in 1912

Slow day on Denrock Ave in Dalhart Texas in 1912 with only a few horse-drawn carriages and carts and one Model T driving down the middle of the dirt street

Dust Storm Looming Over Dalhart Texas in 1936Dust Storm Looming Over Dalhart in 1936
First Railroad Spike in Dalhart CelebrationFirst Railroad Spike in Dalhart Celebration

On September 29, 1909 citizens turned out to witness the first railroad spike to be hammered in Dalhart

Downtown Dalhart During Dust Storm in 1936Downtown Dalhart During Dust Storm in 1936

No time to linger in downtown Dalhart as pedestrians hurry to find shelter from epic dust storm in 1936.

Felton Opera House Dalhart Tx 1909Felton Opera House Dalhart Texas in 1909

27 men and boys, one woman and a dog wait outside the Felton Opera House on Denrock Avenue in Dalhart Texas in 1909 . . . see full size

Dalhart Street Scene in 1910Dalhart Street Scene in 1910

Horse-drawn wagons crowd the wide dirt street while pedestrians crowd the sidewalk under telegraph poles in this incredible photo of downtown Dalhart in 1910

Main Street Looking North in Dalhart in 1920Main Street Looking North in Dalhart in 1920

Early cars line the dirt street in front of the Mission Mission Theatre on the east and an unnamed garage on the west in huge, highly detailed photo . . . see full size

Downtown Dalhart Texas in 1923Downtown Dalhart Texas in 1923

Busy day in downtown Dalhart with Model T's lining the street near the Desoto Hotel and pedestrians try to make their way across the busy
street . . .look closer

Advertising for Wife in Dallam County Texas in 1800sPostcard Advertisement for a Wife

Sometime in the late 1800's a lonely man had a photograph taken of himself on his homestead on the Texas Panhandle. Then he turned it into a postcard and advertised for a wife to join him on his farm near Texline Texas . . . view it full size

Trans Canadian Sanitarium Dalhart 1910Trans Canadian Sanitarium Dalhart 1910

Officials and Doctors posed for photo in front of the Trans Canadian Sanitarium in Dalhart Texas in this rare postcard from 1910 . . . view full size

House in Perico Texas Built in 4 Days in 1907House in Perico Texas in 1907

In 1907, eight construction workers (and a small boy) posed with a house they built in four days in Perico Texas. Perico is now a ghost town on U.S. Highway 87 twenty-five miles northwest of Dalhart and  . . .  Read more See full size

Dalhart Cowgirls at the XIT Ranch Rodeo in 1930'sDalhart Cowgirls at the XIT Ranch Rodeo in 1930's

You may find your mother or grandmother looking back at you in this incredible photo from the 1930's

Abandoned farm near Dalhart, Tx 1936


Montgomery Ward Gas Station Dalhart, Tx 1939

Shields One Stop Service Sinclair gas station featuring Montgomery Ward tires in Dalhart.


July 4th Parade Float in Dalhart Texas 1800's

Horse named "John" pulls decorated L&C Company delivery wagon through dirt street in front of Galbraith - Foxworth Company in Dalhart in 1800's.

Drought committee surveys sand dunesDrought Committee Surveys Sand Dunes near Dalhart, Texas In 1936

It seemed the dunes might consume the whole county.

Dalhart Texas Street Scene 1930sDalhart Texas Street Scene 1930s

Cars parked in front of Dalhart Hardware, US Royal Cord Tires, local cafe and more.


Bareback Contest in Dalhart Texas Rodeo c1800'sBareback Contest in Dalhart Texas Rodeo c1800's

Bareback contest on a ranch rodeo near Dalhart in Dallam County sometime in the 1800s . . . see it full size

Windmill and Farm Implements for sale Dallam County Tx 1939Windmill and Farm Implements for sale Dallam County Tx 1939

Farm implements for sale in front of Dalhart store offering Cocacola and local newspaper.

Loretta Hospital Dalhart Texas 1940'sLoretta Hospital Dalhart Texas 1940's

Dalhart got it's first hospital when the Catholic Sisters opened the Loretto Hospital in 1929

Books about Dallam County People and Places

Books about Dallam County Tx  People and PlacesBooks about Dalhart, Texline and Coldwater Texas


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)

You know you grew up in Dalhart if.... (Facebook)

Postcards from the Panhandle (Facebook)


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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