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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 Garza County Texas 1850 - 1950

Garza County, Texas from 1850 to 1950 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers in Post, Justiceburg, Pleasant Valley, Close City / Ragtown,  Southland and Verbena.  This was life in Texas as our parents, grandparents and ancestors saw it.

Charles Bird Sr. and Boys in 1940Charles Bird Sr and Boys 1940

Very nice photo of Charles Bird Sr with his sons in Post Texas in 1940

Falls Below Two Draw LakeFalls Below Two Draw Lake

Very nice photo of beautiful waterfalls below Two Draw Lake near Post Texas in Garza County in 1920

Santa Fe Railroad Depot in Post Texas in 1910Santa Fe Railroad Depot in Post Texas in 1910

Photo of the Post Texas Santa Fe Depot in 1910 as a steam locomotive rolls in and men wait for it's arrival and other men sit on the depot roof.

Allen, Ada, and Bonnie Oden in 1930sAllen, Ada, and Bonnie Oden in 1930s

In the 1930s the Oden family posed for this very nice old family photo in Post Texas

Santa Fe Station Post Texas 1911Santa Fe Station Post Texas 1911

 

Charlie Bird Sr. and Boys in Post Texas 1940Charlie Bird Sr. and Boys in Post Texas 1940

In 1940 Charlie Bird Sr. and his boys mounted their horses and posed for this huge very nice old photo in Post Texas

Snowy Day in Post Texas

On December 23, 1912 Post Texas had a bit of snow that was captured by an unknown photographer.

C.W. Post's Home in Post TexasC.W. Post's Home in Post Texas

In 1920 Cereal magnate C.W. Post set up residence in the town he designed and founded Post, Texas

Marshall Mason on his horse 1916Marshall Mason on his horse 1916

In 1916 Marshall Mason posed with his horse in Post Texas for this wonderful old photo. The Mason's were early pioneers of Garza county

Walter Frank Fenton & Family in 1920 Post TexasWalter Frank Fenton & Family in 1920 Post

In 1920 in Post Texas the Fenton family posed with their three girls in Walter's mule-drawn freight wagon

OS Ranch Cowboys near Post Texas in 1888OS Ranch Cowboys near Post Texas in 1888

Shown left to Right: Oscar Kelly, Joe Smith, Bud Boren, Hal McCarty, F. E. (Bud) Marable and Willie Williams ... see full size

 
Road to Post City Texas in 1910Road Out of Post City Texas in 1910

Four mule Team pulls two wagon up treacherous road out of Post City Texas in 1910 ... see it full size

 
Algerita Hotel in Post Texas in 1913Algerita Hotel in Post Texas in 1913

Guests driving early cars arrive on dirt street at the Algerita Hotel in Post Texas in 1913 ... view full size

 
1920s Street Scene in Post TexasDowntown Post Texas in 1920s

Model T trucks and cars line the street in front of Willard Hardware, Lake Grocery and a huge sign advertising Wrigley's Spearmint Gum, Windmills, pipes and fittings in this huge old photo of Post Texas in the 1920s ... see full size

 
Garza County Courthouse 1940sGarza County Courthouse 1940s

Garza County Courthouse in the 1940s showing period cars, woody station wagon and one with sign on trunk.... Look closer

 
Post High School Sophomore Class 1938Post High School Sophomore Class 1938

In 1938, sophomores at Post High School posed for this photo two years before they graduate in 1940 See anyone you know? Look closer

 
Post High School Basketball Team in 1938Post High School Basketball Team in 1938

 

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Davick Services History Page (Facebook)

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People County by County

Books about Garza County People and Places

Books about Garza County Texas (A)Books about Garza 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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