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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 Parmer County Texas 1850 - 1950

Parmer 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 in Bovina, Farwell, Friona and Lazbuddie Texas saw it.

Rainbow Over FrionaRainbow Over Friona

In the early 1900s Flanders Photography captured a rainbow over Friona Texas including an early church

West Side of Main Street in Friona in 1900West Side of Main Street in Friona in 1900

West Side of Main Street in Friona Texas in early 1900s

Farwell Post Office in 1949Farwell Post Office in 1949

Nice photo of the tiny Post Office in Farwell Texas in 1949

Young Athletes in Farwell TexasYoung Athletes in Farwell Texas

Ten young athletes including Ruby Forbes (2nd from left) climbed on to a wagon and posed for this photo in 1910 near Farwell Texas. Ready for anything they came with a softball, a basketball and a bat.

Friona Hardware in 1908Friona Hardware in 1908

Very clear photo of Friona Hardware in 1909 shows owner and customers arriving in horse drawn buggy and some riding burros

Swenson Land Co and Farm Workers in Bovina in 1909Swenson Land Co and Farm Workers in Bovina in 1909
Gaines Hardware & Furniture in Bovina 1950sGaines Hardware & Furniture in Bovina 1950s

In the 1950s the Gaines Hardware and Furniture Co. in Bovina was promoting the town even more than the store.

Parmer & Deaf Smith County Sheriff in 1896Parmer & Deaf Smith County Sheriff 1896

In 1896 Edward Connell, the sheriff of both Parmer and Deaf Smith County posed with his wife for this photo.

Parmer County Courthouse in Farwell Texas in 1950Parmer County Courthouse in Farwell Texas in 1950


Friona Railroad Depot Under Construction in 1889Friona Railroad Depot Under Construction in 1889

The Sante Fe Railroad Station in 1889 when it was being built in Friona shows men working on scaffolding

Friona Texas CowboysFriona Texas Cowboys

In the late 1800s this postcard titled "FRIONA TEX. -- Cowboys See the March of Civilization" was circulated to promote the town


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

Parmer County Estates with Unclaimed Money

Parmer County Unclaimed EstatesThese Deceased Residents of Parmer County left a total $23,646 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Know the Heirs? Please Share this with your Family and Friends in Farwell, Bovina, Friona and Lazbuddie Texas to Let them know . . . Check the list

Books about Parmer County People and Places

Books about Parmer County People and PlacesBooks about Farwell, Bovina, Friona and Lazbuddie, Lariat,  Parmerton and Rhea 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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