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True Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texas

 
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 saw it.

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

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)

Parmer County Estates with Unclaimed Money

Parmer County Unclaimed EstatesThese Deceased Residents of Parmer County left a total $23,925 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

 

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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