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Life in Coleman County Texas 1850 - 1950

Coleman County, Texas from 1850 to 1950 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers. This was life in Texas as our parents, grandparents and ancestors saw it.

Corner Building in Coleman in 1909Corner Building in Coleman in 1909

In 1909 a group of well-dressed men gathered in front of this two-story building

Commercial Ave in Coleman in 1900sCommercial Ave in Coleman in 1900s

Sometime in the early 1900s an unknown photographer climbed to a high perch in downtown Coleman to capture this huge photo of buildings, horses, buggies and shoppers crowding the street below a banner for the Wilson Drug Store

Coleman Rodeo Parade in 1940sColeman Rodeo Parade in 1940s

In the 1940s the Coleman Rodeo Parade took up two lanes with cars on both sides and in the middle

Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Coleman in 1928Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Coleman in 1928

Here's a very nice photo of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company and their delivery truck in Coleman Texas in 1928

Talpa Texas Street Scene in 1899Talpa Texas Street Scene in 1899

In 1899 an unknown photographer captured this very rare image of a busty day in Talpa Texas

Marketing Cotton Coleman in 1909Marketing Cotton Coleman in 1909

In 1909 local farmers gathered in front of Farmers State Bank in Coleman to sell their cotton crop where cotton buyers would inspect the bales and make offers.

Downtown Coleman Texas in 1882Downtown Coleman Texas in 1882

In 1882 horses, wagons and buggies crowded around the saloon, grocery stores and mercantile stores in downtown Coleman Texas

Depot Street in Santa Ana in 1910sDepot Street in Santa Ana in 1910s

Very nice old picture of Depot Street in Santa Ana in the 1910s

Coleman Parade on Fair Day in 1900'sColeman Parade on Fair Day in 1900's

Sometime in the early 1900s a long parade formed in downtown Colman Texas to celebrate opening day of the County Fair

Coleman Courthouse in 1910sColeman Courthouse in 1910s

Busy day at the courthouse in Coleman Texas in the 1910s

Coleman Woman with Pear Tree in 1908

In 1908 an attractive and well dressed woman posed beside a productive pear tree in Coleman Texas

Ball Players in Coleman TX in 1915Ball Players in Coleman TX in 1915

In 1915 in Coleman Texas ten ball players posed for this group photo

Coleman in 1940sColeman in 1950s

 

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)

Books about Coleman County People and Places

Books About Coleman CountyStories about Coleman 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
Famous Actors from West TexasBooks about Texas People County by County
 

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