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True Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texas

 
Life in Williamson County Texas 1850 - 1950

Williamson 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.

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Stockton Family in Bartlett Texas in 1896Stockton Family in Bartlett Texas in 1896

17 members of the Stockton family posed for this family portrait in 1896. Even the smallest child had shoes, a mark of wealth for families at the time . . . take a closer look at this remarkable old photo

Georgetown Public Square in 1909Georgetown Public Square in 1909

Horse-drawn carriages, horses and pedestrians crowd the dirt street in this rare old photo of downtown Georgetown Texas in 1909 . . . see it full size

Bartlett Texas Main Street in 1910Bartlett Texas Main Street in 1910

The rocky dirt main street Bartlett Texas was a busy place in 1910 with street filled with horse drawn freight wagons and horses while shoppers walk the wooden sidewalk . . . zoom in

Milk Truck in Granger Texas 1912Milk Truck in Granger Texas in 1912

Very large highly-detailed photo of a milk truck in Granger Texas in 1912. The model T truck is loaded with milk cans probably collected from local farmers and on the way to processing and bottling . . . see it full size

Soda Fountain in Taylor Texas in 1939Soda Fountain in Taylor Texas in 1939

In 1939 a stylish woman looks watches out the window of a drug store in Taylor Texas while other patrons face the bar and the proprietor looks outward toward the door. This photo is so clear you can read the stack of Sweetheart Stories magazines on the counter . . . see for yourself

Georgetown Texsas Street Scene in 1940sGeorgetown Street Scene in the 1940s

Downtown street scene in Georgetown Texas in the 1940s features period cars parked in front of Gold's Dept Store, Edward's Cafe, another cafe offering Fried Chick Burgers and a hardware store . . .

Main Street in Taylor Texas in 1930sMain Street in Taylor Texas in 1930s

Old post card depicts Taylor Texas in the 1930s with visible stores including Preslar & Dewitt Pharmacy and Kelly Tires . . .

Painting Traffic Light in Taylor Texas in 1939Painting Traffic Light in Taylor Texas in 1939

Man paints traffic light in front of the Chas Stasny Cafe which also has a man working on a ladder in Taylor Texas in 1939 in this crystal clear photo

Feed Mill Worker in Taylor Texas in 1939Feed Mill Worker in Taylor Texas in 1939

In 1939 a feed mill worker in Taylor Texas demonstrated how his Letz mill turns corn stalks into milled livestock feed

Resources:

Floyd County and South Plains Panhandle Texas History

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Davick Services History Page (Facebook)

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People County by County

Williamson County Unclaimed EstatesWilliamson County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents from Williamson County left a total $528,332 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please contact  your Family and Friends in Georgetown, Cedar Park, Taylor, Coupland, Florence, Granger, Hutto, Jarrell, Leander, Liberty Hill, Taylor, Thrall and Hare Texas . . . Check the list

 

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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