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True Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texas

 
Life in Reeves County Texas 1850 - 1950

Reeves 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.

US Army 1st Cavalry in Balmorhea Texas in 1939 US Army 1st Cavalry in Balmorhea Texas in 1939

 

Boulder Courts Roadside Motel & Gas StationBoulder Courts Roadside Motel & Gas Station

1940s Post Card of Boulder Courts and gas station in Pecos Texas

Mexican Home in Pecos Texas in 1908Mexican Home in Pecos Texas

In 1908 a Mexican family of four posed for a photo postcard of their home in Pecos Texas

Downtown Pecos Texas in 1920sDowntown Pecos Texas in 1920s

Sometime in the 1920s an unidentified photographer captured this huge photo of the dirt street in front of the hotel in Pecos Texas.

Main Street in Pecos Texas in 1920sMain Street in Pecos Texas in 1920s

Very nice photo shows a roadster crossing intersection in front of a model T on Main Street in Pecos Texas in 1920s

Downtown Pecos Texas in 1940sDowntown Pecos Texas in 1940s

Downtown Pecos Texas was a busy place in the 1940s

Plaza Hotel in Pecos Texas in 1930sPlaza Hotel in Pecos Texas in 1930s

In the 1930s a cowboy reclined on the coin-operated weight machine in front of the Plaza Hotel and Sanders Drugs in Pecos Texas

Railroad Round House Crew in Toyah Texas 1910Railroad Round House Crew in Toyah Texas in 1910

In 1910 several men from the railroad round house crew posed for this large photograph

1944 WW2 US Army Air Corp in Pecos Texas 1944 WW2 US Army Air Corp in Pecos Texas

In 1944 members of the US Army Army Air Corp School in Pecos Texas posed for this huge photo

Ranch Near Pecos in 1930sRanch Near Pecos in 1930s

In the 1930s an unknown photographer produced this iconic image of cowboys herding cattle near Pecos Texas for a postcard

Sanders Drug Store Interior in Pecos Texas 1930sSanders Drug Store Interior in Pecos Texas  1930s

Sometime in the 1930s an unknown photographer caught this candid image of patrons and products inside the Sanders Drug Store in Pecos Texas

Pecos Texas Post Office and Courthouse in 1930sPecos Texas Post Office and Courthouse 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 Reeves County People and Places

Books about Reeves County TexasStories about Reves County Texas People

 

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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