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Life in Floyd County Texas 1850 - 1950
Mama's Wondering Boys are Canada Bound in 1927

Mama's Wondering Boys are Canada Bound in 1927

In 1927 Zant Scott and a friend set off on a 1400 mile adventure to follow the wheat harvest from Floydada Texas to Canada. Their Model T was packed. Tent and sleeping gear were stowed on the running board with side panels. Hand written on the back of the car someone had written, Canada Bound and Mamma's Wandering Boys. To leave no doubt as to where the two adventurers were from, the spare tire cover told it loud and proud, Barker Brothers, Floydada Texas. James Zant Scott was born September 29, 1904 and died November 8, 1984 in Hale County Texas. He is is buried in the Floydada Cemetery.

Photo courtesy Larry Scott  via Traces of Texas

 

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)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Traces of Texas (Facebook)
Early Life in Floyd County Tx
Famous People from Floyd County TexasMore Famous People from Floyd County Texas

Books about Floyd County People and Places

Books about Floyd County TexasBooks about Floyd County 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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