Look Who's Talking about Texas History

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 Gray County Texas 1850 - 1950

Life in Gray County Texas 1850-1950

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

 

First National Bank in Pampa in 1908First National Bank Pampa in 1908

In 1908 an unknown photographer captured this very nice photo of the First National Bank in Pampa Texas

Schneider's Hotel in Pampa in 1920sSchneider's Hotel in Pampa in 1920s

Very nice old photo of Schneider's Hotel in Pampa Texas in the 1920s with perioud cars and children playing

Cabot Company Carbon Black Plant in 1929Cabot Company Carbon Black Plant in 1929

The Cabot Company Carbon Black Plant in Pampa Texas was spewing an ugly cloud of black smoke in 1929

Downtown Pampa in 1920sDowntown Pampa in 1920s

Muddy day in downtown Pampa in 1920s

Downtown Pampa in late 1800sDowntown Pampa late 1800s

Great old photo of downtown Pampa Texas in the late 1800s with a traffic jam of horse drawn wagons and carriages at the end of the street.

 
Family with Luxury Car in 1938 Pampa TexasPampa Family with Luxury Car in 1938

Proud Family in Pampa Texas pose with their luxury car in 1938. Note oil wells in background . . . View full size

 
July 4th Picnic Near Pampa Texas in 1906July 4th Picnic Near Pampa Texas in 1906

Hundreds of people gathered for this July 4th picnic on the Texas Panhandle near Pampa Texas in 1906 . . . See it full size

 
McClean Texas Railroad Station 1910sMcClean Texas Railroad Station 1910s

Passengers gather as steam locomotive pulls into the McLean Texas Depot sometime in the 1910s . . . See full size

 
Early Tractor pulls Road Grader in Gray County TexasEarly Tractor pulls Road Grader in Gray County

One of the first road graders is pulled by an oil powered tractor in Gray County Texas . . . Zoom in

 
Dust Storm Threatens Farm in Gray County  in 1935Dust Storm Threatens Farm in Gray County in 1935

Massive dust storm approaches farm homestead near Pampa Texas in 1935 . . . View full size

 
Proud Owner with Car in Pampa in 1937Proud Owner Shows Off His Car in Pampa in 1937

In 1937 this proud owner shows off his car in Pampa Texas . . .  Zoom in

 
Pampa Texas Street Scene in 1926Pampa Texas Street Scene in 1926

Downtown Pampa Texas was a busy place in 1926. Cars and trucks are parked everywhere and pedestrians crowd the dirt street. . . . Look closer

 
Rex Theater in Pampa in 1927Rex Theater in Pampa in 1927

Rex Theatre in Pampa featured a change of program every day in 1927 but today's movie banner had been torn away by the wind . . . See full size

 
Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People County by County

Books about Gray County People and Places

Books about Gray County Tx People and PlacesBooks about Gray County

 

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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