Look Who's Talking about Texas History

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 Scurry County Texas 1850 - 1950

Scurry 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.

Click on the photos below to see full size

1911 Post Card of Snyder Texas1911 Post Card of Snyder

This post card from 1911 provided two views of Snyder Texas, a steam locomotive beside the Snyder Lumber Co and a birds-eye view of the city.

Fluvanna Texas in 1914Fluvanna Texas in 1914

In 1914 Carl Hucherson (in the driver' seat), Ruby Hutcherson (standing on the running board and Claude Hutcherson on his horse posed for this very nice old image of early life in Scurry County Texas . . . photo courtesy of Brent Lemons

1920s Bus in Ira Texas1920s Bus in Ira Texas

Sometime in 1925 Ruby Giddens and a friend posed on an early bus in Ira Texas for this amazing image of life in Scurry County in the 1920's

Five Children on MuleFive Children on Mule

In 1913 five children from the Hutcherson family climbed aboard their grandfather's patient mule in Fluvanna Texas while three more children wait for their turn.

Park House and Car in 1919Park House and Car in 1919

In 1919 Trixie Park, Pat Jones, Russell Jones and Eula Mae Hoy posed in front of the Park home in Fluvanna with their car

Park Family with Car in 1920sPark Family with Car in 1920s

Sometime in the 1920s the Park Family posed with their car near Fluvanna Texas. Lorena and Trixie Park at left and F.W. Park is in the car.

Fluvanna School Girls in 1917Fluvanna School Girls in 1917

In 1917 six girls from the Fluvanna School posed in some type of uniform. Two of the girls have been identified as Trixie Park 2nd and Josie Hoy 3rd in the line.

Fluvanna School in 1915Fluvanna School in 1915

Twenty students posed for their class photo in 1915 at the Fluvanna School. The boys are holding items from their favorite sport and oddly one young girl seems to be peering from the window.

Baptism in Fluvanna in 1916Baptism in Fluvanna in 1916

In 1916 a large crowd gathered near Fluvanna Texas for an outdoor Baptism. Anyone know what the two men standing knee-deep in the water are holding?

Fishing Bottomless Hole Near Fluvanna TexasFishing Bottomless Hole Near Fluvanna

In 1912 Ruby Hutcherson (Lemons) and Claude Hutcherson were fishing at a place they called Bottomless Hole near Fluvanna Texas in Scurry County when someone captured this beautiful image. Bent Lemons contributed this photo of his grandmother and Uncle Claude

Possum Trot School in 1907Possum Trot School in 1907

This 1907 photo of 21 students at the rural Possum Trot School which is believed to have been in either Borden or Scurry County Texas includes the names of three of the students identified  by Irene Hutcherson. Photo from the  Brent Lemons Collection

Downtown Snyder Texas in 1920sDowntown Snyder Texas in 1920s

Model T cars and trucks on wide dirt street in front of National Business Co,. J. W. Templeton Groceries, Variety, Drug and other stores in downtown Snyder Texas in 1920s . . . View full size

Flood in Snyder Texas 1924Flood in Snyder Texas 1924

In this 1924 photograph, M.E. Rosser watches Deep Creek rise from outside his home in Snyder Texas. The Scurry County jail is in the the background . . . view full size

Joe York on his horse Old GloryJoe York on his horse Old Glory

Popular rodeo cowboy Joe York competes in a roping event on his horse, Old Glory. He paid $200 for the horse which he borrowed from Snyder National Bank. . . . View full size Read more

Digging First Oil Well in Scurry County 1924Digging First Oil Well in Scurry County 1924

These men are digging the discovery well of the Sharon Ridge oil field, J.J. Moore No. 1. This was the first oil well in Scurry County and began production in 1924. The man in the center is Pat Moor . . . Read more and see full size

Palace Theatre in Snyder Texas in 1925Palace Theatre in Snyder Texas in 1925

In this photograph from 1925, the Palace movie theater in downtown Snyder advertises Zane Gray's The Light of the Western Stars. Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Lola opened the Palace theatre in 1925 and . . . view full size continue reading

Entrance to Palace Theatre in Snyder Texas in 1930Entrance to Palace Theatre in Snyder in 1930

Detailed photo of entrance to The Palace Theatre in Snyder with manager and staff standing next to ticket booth in 1930.. By April 1954 all five Snyder theatres were owned by the Lola family. Theaters included . . . View full size Read more

Bob Hope in Snyder Texas in 1952Bob Hope in Snyder Texas in 1952

J.D. Scott holds Jan Johnson up to meet Bob Hope on one of the entertainer's visits to Snyder in the 1950s . . . View full size

Jerry Fuller Ready to Pick Cotton in 1940'sJerry Fuller Ready to Pick Cotton in 1940's

All suited up and holding bag she will drag behind her and fill with cotton. The cotton will be weighed and dumped into the trailer behind her. When full, the trailer will be towed to the nearest cotton gin . . . View full Size

Humble Gas Station Snyder 1940sHumble Gas Station Snyder 1940s

Huge photo from 1940s post card shows Humble Gas Station in Snyder Texas with 40s model cars parked beside it . . . see it full size


West Texas History & Memories

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Life in Scurry County 1850-1950

Life in Scurry County TexasLife in Scurry County

Famous People from Scurry County Texas

Amazing People from Scurry County TexasPeople from from Snyder, Hermleigh, Dunn, Fluvanna Pyron and Ira Texas

Books about Scurry County People and Places

Books about Scurry County People and PlacesBooks about Scurry County 2

Scurry County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and Historic Records from Snyder, Hermleigh, Dunn, Fluvanna and Ira, Texas. See Scurry County Treasures (eBay)

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

shopify analytics