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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 Jones County Texas 1850 - 1950

Jones 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.

 
Downtown Hamlin in 1914Downtown Hamlin in 1914

In 1914 a huge crowd gathered  in front of the drug store. on the dirt street in  downtown Hamlin

Downtown Anson in the 1940sDowntown Anson in the 1940s

Sometime in the 1940s an unknown photographer stood in the middle of the street in downtown  Anson Texas to take this huge wide-angle shot

Southwestern Bell Telephone Switchboard in Hamlin in 1918Southwestern Bell Telephone Switchboard  in Hamlin in 1918

Here's a detailed view of the interior workings of a telephone switchboard in Hamlin Texas in 1918 with five women plugging and re-plugging cables to connect callers

Mayes Store in Hamlin Tx in Early 1900s Mayes Store in Hamlin in Early 1900s

Three men in the Mayes Store in Hamlin Texas with a nice selection of ornate wood burning stoves in the early 1900s. Anyone know what the sausage shaped things are hanging from the ceiling?

40 Bales Cotton  in Downtown Anson 191040 Bales Cotton 10 Horses in Anson 1910

In 1910, ten horses pulled 40 bales of cotton on a wagon train through downtown Anson Texas

Nugent Family in Jones County in 1908Nugent Family in Jones County in 1908

In 1908 the Nugent Family posed with a large watermelon and their dog in front of their home in Jones County Texas

Central Avenue in Hamlin in 1909Central Avenue in Hamlin in 1909

In 1909 pedestrians, horses, buggies and freight wagons filled Central Avenue in Hamlin Texas

Town Square in Anson in 1890Town Square in Anson in 1890

Amazing photo of Anson's Town Square in 1890 shows horses, buggies and people near the Palace Barber Shop and the Anson Post Office

Cotton Compress in Hamlin in 1910Cotton Compress in Hamlin in 1910

Twenty-eight men, one woman and a dog posed for this large photo of the cotton compress in Hamlin Texas in 1910

Jones County Courthouse in Anson in 1906Jones County Courthouse in Anson in 1906

A lone horse waits for his rider to return at Jones County Courthouse on January 10, 1906

Men's Sunday School Class in AnsonMen's Sunday School Class in Anson

Men's Sunday School class at the First Baptist Church in Anson Texas in the 1930s

North Side 1st Methodist Church in Anson in 1900North Side 1st Methodist Church in Anson in 1900

1st Methodist Church in Anson Texas as seen in the 1900s on the dirt street of the north side

Women's Sunday School Class in Anson Texas 1930'sWomen's Sunday School Class Anson

In the 1930s thirty-four women, one man and a child posed for this photo of a women's Sunday school class in Anson 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)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Books about Jones County People and Places Books

Books about Jones County TexasBooks about Jones 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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