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Life in Bailey County Tx 1800 to 1950


Bailey County, Texas from 1800's to 1950 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers from Muleshoe, Maple and Enochs Texas. Click on photos to view larger.


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Muleshoe Texas Cartoon PostcardMuleshoe Texas Cartoon Postcard

The Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce produced this cartoon postcard in the 1960s to attract visitors and settlers to the small small town of Muleshoe Texas. The back of the post card read "MULESHOE (pop. 4945) is the capital of Bailey County, and the center of one of the richest irrigated farming areas in Texas"

Greetings MuleshoeGreetings Muleshoe

Sometime in the 1950s on a ranch near Muleshoe Texas this photo of a man and his horse was captured and used as a postcard

Muleshoe Courts in 1950sMuleshoe Courts in 1950s

Muleshoe Courts Motel in Muleshoe Texas in the 1950s

Bailey County Farmer with Mule in 1915Bailey County Farmer with Mule Team in 1915

In 1915 a farmer in Bailey County Texas paused his mule team before plowing across a cow trail on the open plains to make his homestead ready to farm . . . see this huge photo full size

Main Street Muleshoe Texas in 1950s

Main Street in Muleshoe Texas in 1950s

Street scene in Muleshoe Texas in 1950s showing BF Goodrich store, CR Anthony and Samson Drugs . . . see the full image

Plowing a field in Bailey County Texas in 1936Plowing a field in Bailey County Texas in 1936

Muleshoe Farmer plows a huge flat field in Bailey County with his two mule team in 1936 . . . View full Size

Albert Henry and Margie Floyd Home 1925-1930Albert Henry and Margie Floyd Home in Muleshoe 1925-1930

Albert Henry and Margie Tucker and children in front of their home at Muleshoe.. Floyd Tucker is in Margie's arms, Jimmy is in front of Margie and Ruby beside Albert. The Tucker's moved from Broken Bow, in Custer County, Nebraska to Muleshoe in September of 1925, and lived there until April of 1930.

German POWs in Muleshoe Cotton FieldGerman POWs in Muleshoe Cotton Field

World War 2 German POWs tend cotton crop near Muleshoe Texas. With nearly seventy prisoner of war camps, Texas had approximately twice as many as any other state . . . read more and see photo full size

Rolla C and Lillie Ireton Family Muleshoe Texas 1936

From Left To Right: Marion Frank Ireton, Rolla C. and Lillie Ireton, Rolla's mother Eda Ireton, and daughter Elva.


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