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Life in Howard County Tx 1850 to 1950

Howard County, Texas in 1920 to 1942 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers from Big Spring, Coahoma, Forsan and Vealmoor

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Letha Anderson in Big Spring in 1920sLetha Anderson in Big Spring 1920s

Letha Anderson posed for this beautiful photo in her cropped curls at the Bradshaw Studio in Big Spring Texas in the 1920s

Gumball Rally in Front of R.L. Ward Building Gumball Rally in Front of R.L. Ward Building

A postcard dated July 31, 1908 provided this photo of several cars gathered in front of the Big Springs Drug Store in the R.L. Ward Building in Big Spring Texas for a "Gum Ball Rally.

Crawford Hotel in Big Spring 1915Crawford Hotel in Big Spring 1915

Nice painting of the Crawford Hotel in Big Spring Texas used as a postcard in 1915

Municipal Auditorium in Big Spring Texas in 1941Municipal Auditorium in Big Spring Texas in 1941

 

Main Street Big Spring 1940sMain Street Big Spring 1940s

Very nice old photo of Main Street in Big Spring Texas in 1940

Switching Engine in Big Spring 1940Switching Engine in Big Spring 1940

Very nice highly-detailed photo of the Switching Engine used in Big Spring Texas in 1940

Third Street Looking West in Big Spring 1950Third Street Big Spring 1950

Busy day in 1950 captured in this photo of Third Street looking west in Big Spring Texas

Upper Main Street Big Spring in 1890sUpper Main Street Big Spring in 1890s

Sometime in the 1890s a photographer stood in the middle of upper Main Street to capture this huge wide-angle shot.

Main Street in Big Spring Texas in 1890sMain Street in Big Spring Texas in 1890s

Main Street in Big Spring Texas as captured sometime in the 1890's by an unknown photographer for this post card. Photo shows a busy day with horse-drawn wagons in front of the Western Windmill and Hardware Company and the R. P. Patty store

Caretaker's Residence Big Spring State ParkCaretaker's Residence Big Spring State Park

In 1935 the caretaker's residence at the Big Spring State Park was nearing completion. The individual in the foreground may be one of the LEMs (local experienced men) who supervised and tutored the CCC workers on this particular project.

Concession Building Under ConstructionConcession Building Under Construction

In 1934 the concession building at the Big Spring State Park was under construction. Behind this building is a freestanding tower, with observation deck, formed around the water storage tank. There was a beacon atop the tower to alert aircraft. The tower and storage tank were later removed.

Big Spring Texaas Airport in 1940sBig Spring Airport 1940s

Sometime in the 1940s an unknown photographer captured this very nice old photo of the Big Spring Airport.

Clyde and Bill Davee in Forsan Texas in 1935Clyde and Bill Davee in Forsan Texas in 1935

Large highly detailed photo of Ron Davee's father and brother sitting on the family car in Forsan Texas in 1935. Photo courtesy of Ron Davee

Big Spring Cafe in 1940sBig Spring Cafe in 1940s

Nice photo of a cafe in Big Spring Texas features several customers and the wait and cook staff in the 1940s

Fifth Grade Class 1902 Big Spring Texas Fifth Grade Class 1902 Big Spring Texas

In 1902 forty six children and their teacher sat for their fifth grade class photo in Big Spring Texas.

Big Spring High School 1919 Football TeamBig Spring High School 1919 Football Team

On the team (and probably in the photograph): Gill Alfred Barnett, Wesley Line, Frank Covert, Elmer Boatler, James Little ... read more see full size

WW1 Volunteers Near Big Spring Texas 1917WW1 Volunteers Near Big Spring Texas 1917
Court House in Big Spring Texas with Fire Engine in 1900sCourt House in Big Spring Texas with  Fire Engine in 1900s

Sometime in the 1900s fourteen citizens of Big Spring Texas posed in front of the Courthouse in Big Spring Texas with their fire engine for this post card. Note the publisher mislabeled the name of the town. A common mistake even today.

Mounted Soldier Big Spring Texas in 1928Mounted Soldier Big Spring Texas in 1918
 

Sandstorm Big Spring Texas 1930s PoscardSandstorm Big Spring 1930s Postcard

Wreckage of cotton gin and compress, Big Spring, Tx 1939

 

 

Big Spring Tx Street Scene1940s PostcardBig Spring Tx Street Scene1940s from Post Card

 

Pretty Woman Near Big Spring Texas  c1940Young Woman Stands on Cliff in 1940

Sometime in the 1940s a pretty young woman posed at the edge of a cliff in Howard County.

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 #Ad)

Books about Howard County People and Places

Books about Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan Texas

 
Howard County Unclaimed Estates

Howard County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Howard County, Big Spring and Coahoma Texas Left a total $395,716 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Know the Heirs? . . . 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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