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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 Moore County Texas 1850 - 1950

Moore 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.

 
Workers at Carbon Black Plant Sunray 1942Workers at Carbon Black Plant Sunray 1942

Covered in the product they help produce these carbon black workers posed for this photo in 1942 in Sunray Texas

Driller and Two Roughnecks in Moore County in1942Driller and Two Roughnecks in Moore County in1942

An oil well driller and two roughnecks paused from their work in 1942 to pose for this photo in  Moore County Texas

Windmill Propeller Display in Dumas in September 1939Windmill Propeller Display in Dumas in September 1939

A business owner in Dumas Texas set the top portion of a windmill (motor and fan) in the ground to attract attention to his business in September of 1939

Tank on Truck Dumas in 1939Tank on Truck Dumas in 1939

In 1939 a truck carrying a large tank parks beside a farm implement store in Dumas Texas

Dumas Main Street in 1942 Dust StormDumas Main Street in 1942 Dust Storm

In 1942 a woman rushes to get out of the way as a dust storm kicks up in Dumas Texas

Cowboys in Dumas Texas in 1910Cowboys in Dumas Texas in 1910

In 1910 ten cowboys lined up to pose for this huge highly detailed photo in Dumas Texas

With an economy powered by cattle and minerals, Dumas Texas was a bustling place in 1929Main Street in Dumas Texas in 1929

With an economy powered by cattle and minerals, Dumas Texas was a bustling place in 1929

Hamburger Stand in Dumas in 1939Hamburger Stand in Dumas in 1939

This hamburger stand in Dumas Texas was decorated with cattle brands from local ranches  and offered CocaCola, Royal Crown Cola and ice cream

4 Workers at Sunray Texas Carbon Black Plant in 19424 Workers at Sunray Texas Carbon Black Plant in 1942

Four exhausted workers at the Sunray Carbon Black plant posed for a photo in 1942

Carbon Black Worker Drinks from Canvas Bag in 1942Carbon Black Worker Drinks from Canvas Bag in 1942 Sunray Texas

A thirsty worker takes a long drink from a canvas bag covered in carbon from the carbon black plant where he works in Sunray Texas in 1942
 

Carbon Black Workers Clean UpCarbon Black Workers Clean Up

This candid shot shows carbon black plant workers cleaning up after a hard days work before going home to their families in Sunray Texas in 1942

American Zinc Company in Dumas Texas in 1960sAmerican Zinc Company in Dumas Texas

 

Dumas Texas Water Tower in 1930sDumas Texas Water Tower in 1930s

 

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 Moore County People and Places

Books about and by  People from Moore CountyBooks about Dumas, Cactus, Sunray, Masterson, and Middlewell Texas.

Moore County Unclaimed EstatesMoore County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Dumas, Cactus and Sunray left $138,520 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Know the Heirs? Please Share this with your Family and Friends to Let them know they . . . see the list

 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Texas Estates with Unclaimed Assets Waiting to be 

ClaimedTrue 

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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