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 Hudspeth County Texas 1850 - 1950

Hudspeth 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 Sierra Blanca, Fort Hancock, Dell City and Cornudas saw it.

Salt Flat Highway in 1940sSalt Flat Highway in 1940s

Sometime in the 1940s a car pulls to the side of the lonely highway to Salt Flat Texas

Salt Flat Post Office in 1940sSalt Flat Post Office in 1940s

Great old photo of the Salt Flat Post Office with a Yucca plant as tall as the building in the foreground and a windmill in the background

Salt Flats Cafe in1950sSalt Flats Cafe in1950s

Slow day at the Salt Flats Cafe in Hudspeth County Texas  in the 1950s

Dell City Texas Carnival in 1950Dell City Texas Carnival in 1950

In 1950 there was a carnival event in Dell City Texas that was captured by this great old photograph

 
Filibusters Captured Near Fort Hancock in 1915Filibusters Captured Near Fort Hancock in 1915

Photograph shows a group of twenty-four unauthorized Mexican soldiers captured near Fort Hancock, Texas by Major General Frederick Funston and the 13th Cavalry E Troop in August 02, 1915

Sierra Blanca Railroad Station in 1896Sierra Blanca Railroad Station in 1896

In 1896 twenty-two people posed for this photo of the Sierra Blanca railroad station

Salt Flat Gas Station & Cafe 1950Salt Flat Gas Station & Cafe 1950

In this street scene from Salt Flat Texas in 1950 you can see Ed Hammack's gas station and the local cafe.

Boy with two Ranch HoundsBoy with two Ranch Hounds

In 1915 a young boy posed with his two ranch hounds in Hudspeth County Texas

Best Cafe in Sierra Blanca in 1950sBest Cafe in Sierra Blanca in 1950s

Great old photo of the Best Cafe owned and operated by Mr. & Mrs. M.E. Akins in Sierra Blanca Texas in early 1950s

Main Street Hwy 80 Sierra Blanca Texas 1954Main Street Hwy 80 Sierra Blanca Texas 1954

 

Finlay Texas Post Office 1937Finlay Texas Post Office in 1937

 

Salt Flat, Texas - Hudspeth County in 1920Salt Flat, Texas - Hudspeth County 1920

 

Soldiers on March in Hudspeth County in 1880Soldiers on March in Hudspeth County in 1880

 

Hudspeth County Courthouse in 1940sHudspeth County Courthouse 1940s

 

Headquarters E Troop,13th Cavalry Fort Hancock, TexasHeadquarters E Troop,13th Cavalry Fort Hancock, Texas

 

Resources:

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay Ads)

Davick Services History Page (Facebook)

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People County by 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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