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Life in Deaf Smith County Texas 1850-1950

Pictorial history of life in Deaf Smith County depicts everyday life in Deaf Smith County, Texas from 1892 to 1950 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers from Dawn and Hereford Texas


Birds-Eye View Hereford in 1920Birds-Eye View Hereford in 1920

In 1920 an unknown photographer carried his heavy equipment to a high perch to capture this birds-eye view of Hereford Texas

Pioneer Cowboy in Hereford Texas

Pioneer Cowboy in Hereford Texas

In 1938 a well dressed cowboy posed with his horse at a celebration in Hereford Texas

Hereford Texas Parade in 1938Hereford Texas Parade

In 1938 Hereford Texas celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a parade

Busy Day in Hereford in the 1960sBusy Day in Hereford in the 1960s

Nice photo of Hereford Texas as it was in the early 1960s with period cars and stores.

Hereford Texas in 1907Hereford Texas in 1907

Street Scene from Hereford Texas in 1907 depicts people walking away from railroad tracks

Missouri Ave in Hereford in 1908Missouri Ave in Hereford in 1908

Someday this dirt street in Hereford Texas will be a tree lined street but in 1908 the trees needed more time to grow and each house needed its own windmill.

Glen Rio State Line Cafe in 1930sGlen Rio State Line Cafe in 1930s

In the 1930s the Glen Rio Texas State Line Cafe was a must stop place for thirsty people from West Texas because beer sales were legal in New Mexico.

Hereford Texas Fire Department in 1915Hereford Texas Fire Department in 1915

In 1915 firemen from the Hereford Fire Department posed with their fire truck and sporting fireman's helmets with a distinctly Texas flare.

Oil Pull Tractor Pulls Combine in Deaf Smith CountyOil Pull Tractor Pulls Combine in Deaf Smith County

Sometime between 1910 and 1930 this kerosene- powered Rumely Oil Pull tractor was used to harvest wheat in Deaf Smith County.

Hereford Texas in the Early 1900's

Old photo of Hereford Texas from postcard advertising Good Auto Service proudly shows off new wealth with multitude of cars . . . See large image

Hereford Texas Street Scene in 1909

In 1909 Hereford was booming. This photo shows the fancy cars and their proud occupants as they drive past Hubbard Barnet Dry Goods

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Dawn Hotel Deaf Smith County Tx in 1943

Once a bustling railroad stop, Dawn Texas featured the Dawn Hotel which was a popular stop over point on the way to Hereford. . . Expand the photo for the full scene.

Waiving goodbye at the Dawn, Texas Railroad Depot 1943

Railroad worker waive to each other from cabooses as they pass each other at the train station in Dawn Texas.

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Edward Connell

Ed Connell was a Texas Ranger, XIT Ranch security officer and Sheriff of Parmer and Deaf Smith Counties . . . read more and see larger image


Warren Hardware Company in 1909

Shoppers walk the concrete sidewalk and horse drawn carriages and early automobiles drive on the dirt street in front of the Warren Hardware Company. . .  Expand photo

Dean Post Office Was Actually a Cave

Cave Turned Into Post Office

The Dean Post Office is located in a caliche rock cave on the North bank of the Palo Duro Creek. It served as the local post office from 1892 to 1899 . . . view larger and read more

Railroad Depot Hereford Tx 1943

Photo of the Railroad Depot in Herford Texas in 1943

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1951 Parade in Herford Texas Honors Pioneer Women1951 Parade in Hereford Texas Honors Pioneer Women

Covered wagon pulled by two horses down a main street in Hereford Texas is followed by a long line of women dressed in pioneer clothing in a parade to honor pioneer women in 1951 . . . View larger


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

Postcards from the Panhandle (Facebook)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Famous People from Deaf Smith County Texas
Books about Deaf Smith County People and Places

Books about Deaf Smith County TexasBooks about Deaf Smith County People and Places

Deaf Smith County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Hereford, Dawn and Glen Rio

Deaf Smith County TreasuresDeaf Smith County Treasures on eBay

See All Deaf Smith County Treasures (eBay)


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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