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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 Nolan County Texas 1850 - 1950

Life in Nolan County Texas 1850-1950

Nolan 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.

Hotel Wright in Sweetwater in 1930Hotel Wright in Sweetwater in 1930

Just a few parking spaces left at the Hotel Wright in Sweetwater Texas in this 1930 postcard.

Sweetwater Texas Post Office in 1940Sweetwater Texas Post Office in 1940

Nice old photograph of vintage cars parked in front of the Sweetwater Post Office in 1940

Sweetwater Saloon Postcard in 1890ísSweetwater Saloon Postcard in 1890ís

Sometime in the late 1800s - early 1900s an enterprising saloon owner stretched a new sign over a general store and asked a dozen men to pose for this post card promoting the Sweetwater Saloon

Boy and Girl on Tricycles in Sweetwater in 1930sBoy and Girl on Tricycles in Sweetwater in 1930s

Sometime in the 1930s a cute little boy and girl posed with their tricycles in Sweetwater Texas

Squirrel Tooth Alice in Sweetwater in 1870'sSquirrel Tooth Alice in Sweetwater in 1870's

Squirrel Tooth Alice (Mary Elizabeth Haley) Sweetwater Tx 1870's

Connell General Store in Sweetwater in 1882Connell General Store in Sweetwater in 1882

 

1927 Sweetwater Boy in a Goat Cart1927 Sweetwater Boy in a Goat Cart

 

Blue Bonnet Hotel in Sweetwater Texas in 1945Blue Bonnet Hotel in Sweetwater Texas in 1945

 

City Lake in Sweetwater in 1907City Lake in Sweetwater in 1907

 

Farmer and Tractor in Nolan County in 1930'sFarmer and Tractor in Nolan County in 1930's

 

Grogan Hotel in Sweetwater Texas in 1907Grogan Hotel in Sweetwater Texas in 1907

 

Sweetwater Mercantile in Early 1900sSweetwater Mercantile in Early 1900s

Sometime in the early 1900s, the staff posed in front the the Sweetwater Mercantile in Sweetwater Texas for this huge photo. It was a place where you could buy just about everything a pioneer family needed including, dry goods, clothing, shoes, hats and groceries and grain . . . see it full size

Birds-Eye View of Sweetwater in 1907Birds-Eye View of Sweetwater in 1907

 

Sweetwater Texas Bull Rider in 1930sSweetwater Texas Bull Rider in 1930s

Amazing close-up photo of a determined cowboy riding a bull in in a rodeo in Sweetwater Texas in the 1930s . . . zoom in

Tractor Powered Combine in 1930s Nolan CountyTractor Powered Combine in 1930s Nolan County

 

Maize Harvest in Nolan County in 1939Maize Harvest in Nolan County Texas in 1939

 

Wheat Harvest in Nolan County in 1930sWheat Harvest in Nolan County in 1930s

 

Sweetwater Texas Main Street 1930sSweetwater Texas Main Street 1930s Postcard

1930s post card of main street in in Sweetwater Texas captures a man in mid-stride stepping off sidewalk and many cars parked in front of the barber shop, two drug stores, a cafe and an eye glasses store.
 

Sweetwater Texas  Post Office in 1940'sSweetwater Texas Post Office in 1940's

 

Cowboy Rides a Young Bull in Sweetwater TexasCowboy Rides a Young Bull in Sweetwater Texas

 

Roscoe Texas Main Street in 1900Roscoe Texas Main Street in 1900

 

Birdseye View of Roscoe Texas in 1910Birdseye View of Roscoe Texas in 1910

 

Sweetwater Chuck Wagon Association Members 1930sSweetwater Chuck Wagon Association Members 1930s

 

Steam Locomotive in Roscoe Texas Depot in 1950Steam Locomotive in Roscoe Texas Depot in 1950

 

 
Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Davick Services History Page (Facebook)

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People County by County

Books about Nolan County People and Places

Stories about Nolan County TexasStories about Sweetwater, Roscoe, Decker, Wastella and Hylton Texas.

Nolan County Unclaimed EstatesNolan County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents from Sweetwater, Roscoe, Nolan and Maryneal Texas left  a total $35,120 in unclaimed money for their heirs . . .

 Check the list

 

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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