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Life in Randall County Texas 1850 - 1950

Randall 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.

Canyon Texas in 1890Canyon Texas in 1890

In 1890 eleven men, two women and four children posed in front of the Roberts Leach Dry Goods store and the local saloon for this great old photo of Canyon City Texas

Army Training Corps Students 1918Army Training Corps Students 1918

In 1918 the Army Training Corp from West Texas State Normal College marched through Canyon Texas

Breaking ground for new gym at WT CollegeBreaking ground for new gym

On October 10, 1924 a large crowd gathered in a circle to watch two mule teams break ground on a new gym for West Texas Normal College in Canyon Texas

Canyon City's First School 1891Canyon City's First School 1891

In 1891 the students and staff of the first school in Canyon City Texas posed in front of their school

Canyon High School Graduating Class in 1905Canyon High School Graduating Class in 1905

In 1905 the graduating class of the Canyon High School in Canyon Texas consisted of seven women and five men and none of them look very happy about it.

Canyon School Children in 1898Canyon School Children in 1898

In 1898 sixty nine students and teachers climbed a fence outside their school in Canyon Texas to pose for this huge old photo with recognizable faces

Canyon School Children in 1901Canyon School Children in 1901

48 students and the teacher posed for this photo of a school in Canyon Texas in 1901

Canyon Texas School Children late 1800sCanyon Texas School Children late 1800s

This image of a school in Canyon Texas features a man holding a disciplinary board and 62 shoed and barefoot children.

Cowboy in Mid-Air in Canyon in 1943Cowboy in Mid-Air in Canyon in 1943

In 1943 an unknown photographer from a high perch captured this amazing photo of a cowboy in mid-air in Canyon Texas

Farmer's Elevator in Canyon Tx in 1940sFarmer's Elevator in Canyon Tx in 1940s

 

Girls Riding Horses Sidesaddle in Canyon in 1908Girls Riding Horses Sidesaddle in Canyon in 1908

Sometime in April 1908 three young women mounted their side-saddles and posed for this photo postcard in Canyon Texas

Italian POWs and Priests in Umbarger 1940sItalian POWs and Priests in Umbarger in 1940s

During World War II these Italian prisoners of war had been helping the Catholic church in Umbarger Texas with murals and other works of art when they posed with the staff for this remarkable photo

Palo Duro Rodeo - Earing Him DownPalo Duro Rodeo - Earing Him Down

In the 1940s four cowboys attempt to hold a wild horse using a technique called earing down while another cowboy stands ready to put a saddle on the horse for this rodeo on the Palo Duro Ranch Rodeo

Randall County Courthouse in 1905Randall County Courthouse in 1905

n 1905 seven early pioneers of Randall County stood at the fence in front of the courthouse. Pioneers shown from left to right are M. Fm. Slover, Sherriff and Tax Collector: R. B. Redfearn, Treasurer: J. A. Tate, County and District Clerk; Hon. J. M. Vansant, County Judge...read more in the article

Summer Students West Texas State Normal College in 1919Summer Students West Texas State Normal College in 1919

In 1919 seventy students from the summer class of West Texas State Normal College posed on the college steps for this large, high definition photo

Terra Blanca Dairy Farms in Randall County in 1936Terra Blanca Dairy Farms in Randall County in 1936

In 1936 the cows at the Terra Blanca Dairy farm near Canyon Texas were content and covered from the cold blasts of arctic air that sometimes blasts the Texas Panhandle

West Texas Normal vs Clarendon College Baseball in 1922West Texas Normal vs Clarendon College Baseball in 1922

On May, 12, 1922 West Texas Normal played Clarendon College in a baseball game and an unknown photographer caught this remarkable action shot ...

West Texas State Normal College in 1916West Texas State Normal College in 1916

Crystal clear photo of West Texas State Normal College with an early car and horse drawn wagon as it was in 1916

West Texas State Normal College on FireWest Texas State Normal College on Fire

On March 25, 1914 the administrative building of West Texas State Normal College was destroyed in a fire.

West Texas State Normal College football in 1921West Texas State Normal College football in 1921

Model T's lined the end zone to watch this football game at West Texas State Normal College in 1921

West Texas State Normal College football players in 1910sWest Texas State Normal College football players in 1910s

Sometime in the 1910s these three tough-looking and one who looks like he's wondering what he got himself into when he joined the WT College Football Team posed for this crystal clear photo

WT Basketball Team in 1927WT Basketball Team in 1927

Very large, very clear photo of the West Texas State College Basketball team in 1927

WTSC Women's Basketball Team in 1914WTSC Women's Basketball Team in 1914

In 1914 the West Texas State College Women's Basketball team posed holding a Canyon Texas banner

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)

Randall County Estates with Unclaimed Money

Randall County Unclaimed EstatesThese Deceased Residents of Randall County Left a total $44,616 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your family and friends from Randall County, Canyon and Umbarger Texas to let them know how to claim their inheritance from the Texas Comptroller's Office. . . see the list

Randall County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Books, Memorabilia and Historical Documents from Canyon, Happy, Lake Tanglewood, Palisades, Timbercreek Canyon, Cleta, Ogg, Umbarger and Zita.

See All Randall County Treasures (eBay)

Life in Randall County 1850 -1950

Life in Randall County Texas 1850-1950

Books about Randall County People  and Places

Books about Randall County Texas PeopleBooks about People from about people from Canyon, Happy, Umbarger and Ogg 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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