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Life in Hardeman County Texas 1850 - 1950

Hardeman 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 from Chillicothe, Quanah and Goodllett saw it.

Edward Wykes After Deer HuntEdward Wykes After Deer Hunt

Edward Wykes after a deer hunt in Quanah Texas in the 1940s. He was a marksman in WWI and won the Quanah turkey shoot for so many years they asked him to give the younger ones a chance...he did.

Quanah High School Senior Class 1906Quanah High School Senior Class 1906

Five young women and one young man in the Quanah Texas High School class in 1906. The two young women on the left are identified as Blanche and Beulah Greene

Edward & Leslie Wykes in 1920Edward & Leslie Wykes

Brothers Leslie (far left in vest) and Edward Wykes (second from left) owned the Chevrolet Dealership in Quanah Texas in 1920. Here they are pictured in their storage room with safe and two employees or managers.

Chevrolet Dealership Mechanics in Quanah in 1920Chevrolet Dealership Mechanics in Quanah in 1920

In this rare image of the Chevrolet Dealership in Quanah Texas in 1920 mechanics are doing repairs including an engine overhaul. Co-owner of the dealership Edward Wykes is on the far left.

Quanah Texas 1st Grade Class 1948-1949Quanah Texas 1st Grade 1948-1949

In 1949 thirty-two students and their teacher posed for their class photo at Travis Elementary in Quanah Texas

Quanah Texas 1st Grade Class Individual PhotosQuanah 1st Grade Class Individual Photos

Ruby Forbes Wykes was a teacher at Travis Elementary in Quanah Texas. She saved the individual photos of the first grade class she taught in 1948-1949 and identified each one.

Main Street in Quanah Texas in 1910sMain Street in Quanah Texas in 1910s

On a muddy day in the 1910s a photographer captured this large highly detailed image of four men in an early automobile as they skidded in front of the camera

Birdseye View of Quanah in 1908Birdseye View Quanah in 1908

In 1908 an unknown photographer climbed to a high perch to capture this birds-eye view of Quanah Texas

Chillicothe after the fire of 1890Chillicothe after the fire of 1890

In 1890 a devastating fire ravaged Chillicothe Texas and the aftermath was captured on film

Cotten & Decker Drug Store in Quanah in 1900sCotten & Decker Drug Store in Quanah in 1900s

Very nice view of drug store owner, staff and a dog in the Cotten & Decker Drug Store in Quanah in the early 1900s in this promotional post card

Farmer in Goodlett Tractored Out in 1937Farmer in Goodlett Tractored Out in 1937

In 1937 a farmer in Goodlett Texas posed for this photo and spoke out about how his family had been forced from the farm they rented when land owners replaced them with tractors. ""Well, I know I've got to make a move but I don't know where to. I can stay off relief until the first of the year. After that I don't know. I've eat up two cows and a pair of horses this past year ..." Read more in the article

Herring & Laird Banking Co. in Chillicothe Texas in 1908Herring & Laird Banking Co. in Chillicothe Texas in 1908

 

Johnson Street Quanah Postcard from 1909Johnson Street Quanah Postcard from 1909

In 1909 this postcard was used to entice settlers to Quanah Texas

Kay Shuey with her Dog Snip in 1914Kay Shuey with her Dog Snip in 1914

On December 1914 Kay Shuey and her dog, Snip, posed on top of a bale of cotton for this very nice photo in Quanah Texas

Kerley's Store in Chilicothe in 1900sKerley's Store in Chilicothe in 1900s

In the early 1900s two men and a boy stand in front of the counter of Kerley's Store in Chilicothe Texas while an employee waits to serve them a soda

Man in Swimsuit in 1910s Chillicothe TexasMan in Swimsuit in 1910s Chillicothe Texas

Sometime in the 1910s a man posed in his swimsuit in front of his car for this very clear photo in Chillicothe Texas

Quanah Acme & Pacific Railway EngineQuanah Acme & Pacific Railway Engine

 

Quanah Texas in 1896Quanah Texas in 1896

 On July 4, 1896 a large group of people on foot, on horseback and in carriages turned out to welcome Quanah Parker to the town named after him

Wheat Harvest Near Quanah in 1920sWheat Harvest Near Quanah in 1920s

Four men, a woman, a dog and an early steel-tired tractor were all part of the wheat harvest team near Quanah Texas in the early 1920s

Willis Pruitt in Quanah Texas in 1920sWillis Pruitt in Quanah in 1920s

 

Winnie Lee Evans in Quanah Texas in 1890sWinnie Lee Evans in Quanah Texas in 1890s

Cute image of Winnie Lee Evans standing on a fur covered chair in Quanah Texas in the 1890s when she was about three years old

Woman in Car 1920s in Chillicothe TexasWoman in Car 1920s in Chillicothe Texas

Sometime in the 1920s a woman posed behind the wheel of an early car in Chillicothe Texas

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 Hardeman County People and Places

Books about Hardeman County TexasStories about People from Hardeman 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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