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 Sherman County Texas 1850 - 1950

Sherman 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.

 

Coldwater Courthouse in 1904Coldwater Courthouse in 1904

This photo, taken in 1904, shows the Sherman County Courthouse when Coldwater was the County seat. Completed in August of 1890, it was built of rock and was 22' x 33'. The builder, J.M. Turner, is at the far right in this picture. After the county seat was moved to Stratford in1901 the Coldwater courthouse was used by the Baptist Church .

Dust Storm in Stratford on April 14, 1935Dust Storm in Stratford on April 14, 1935

On April 14, 1935 the residents of Stratford Texas faced one of the worst dust storm to ever hit the county. Two residents stand and watch the looming storm they will soon face.

Grand Ave in Stratford in 1910Grand Ave in Stratford in 1910

Sometime in 1910 a photographer identified only by the initials "F.M.B." took this very nice photo of Grand Avenue in Stratford

Grand Ave. Stratford Texas in 1908Grand Ave. Stratford Texas in 1908

In 1908 an unknown photographer took this crystal clear image of Grand Street in Stratford Texas

Harvesting Wheat in Sherman County Texas in 1930Harvesting Wheat in Sherman County Texas in 1930

Photograph of a wheat harvesting crew on Dick Buckles farm 20 miles south of Stratford in Sherman County in 1930

Pronger Ranch near Stratford Texas in 1908Pronger Ranch near Stratford Texas in 1908

In 1908 a photographer climbed a windmill to capture this peaceful scene of cattle and cowboys on the Pronger Ranch

Second Street in Texhoma in 1920sSecond Street in Texhoma in 1920s

Very nice, very large image of Second Street in Texhoma showing local businesses, the water tower and period cars

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 Sherman County People and Places

Books about Sherman County Texas  People and PlacesBooks about Sherman CountyTexas  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 

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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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