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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 Archer County Texas 1850 - 1950

Archer County, Texas from 1850 to 1950 as pictured in family histories, archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers. This was life in Texas as our parents, grandparents and ancestors from Archer City, Holliday, Megargel, Scotland, Dundee and Windthorst saw it.

Rice Ranch Community School ChildrenRice Ranch Community School Children

Located near Dundee Texas, The Rice Ranch Community School children posed for this wonderful class photo in 1912.

Holliday Texas in 1915Holliday Texas in 1915

Very busy day in Holliday Texas in 1915

Michael Baughman on Water Wagon in 1800sMichael Baughman on Water Wagon 1800s

In the late 1800s Archer County pioneer Michael Baughman posed for this photo on a water wagon. He moved to what is now Archer City Texas in 1870's. He, along with CB Hutto plotted the town of Archer City. Uncle Mike and his brother Frank built the first post office and some other buildings in the new town... tap to read more and see full size

Archer City in 1930sArcher City in 1930s

Photo courtesy Dan Whatley Collection

Archer City's First Post Office 1892Archer City's First Post Office

A local post office opened in 1878, and in about 1879 C. B. Hutto settled nearby and platted the town. The town now had daily mail and a daily stage to Wichita Falls. In 1892 the post office name, Archer, was changed to match the town's name.

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)

Texas History by Category and Event

Books About Archer County People

Books About Archer County PeopleBooks About Archer County People

 

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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