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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 Winkler County Texas 1850 - 1950

Winkler 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.

Downtown Wink Texas in 1926Downtown Wink Texas in 1926

In 1926 this photograph was produced for a promotional postcard touting Wink Texas as The Worlds Fastest Growing Oil Town and stated that six months earlier this was a pasture.

Oil Well in Winkler County in 1926Oil Well in Winkler County in 1926

Photograph of men working on the Hendrick number 13 oil well in Winkler County, Texas in 1926. A horse drawn cart is visible parked next to the well.

Kermit Business District in 1920sKermit Business District in 1920s

Kermit had a growing business district in the 1920s as illustrated in this old photo

Oil Well with Car in 1930Oil Well with Car in 1930

In 1930 an oil well worker parked his car beside an oil well in Winkler County. Note the rumble seat has been replaced with a wooden tool box.

Branding a Horse in Winkler County in 1906Branding a Horse in Winkler County in 1906

In 1906, three cowboys struggle to put the W Brand on a horse while three watch in this huge very clear image of life on the ranch in Winkler County Texas

Winkler County Courthouse in 1910Winkler County Courthouse in 1910

In 1910 residents of Winkler County gathered in front of the Winkler County courthouse near the community well and windmill

Workers on Oil Well in Winkler County 1920sWorkers on Oil Well in Winkler County 1920s

Sometime in the 1920s an unknown photographer captured this huge photo of two oil workers operating a huge crane on an oil well in Winkler County

Kermit in 1960sKermit in 1960s

Nice large image of downtown Kermit Texas in the 1960s featuring Wackers store just down the street from the courthouse.

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 Winkler County

Books about Winkler CountyBooks about Kermit and Wink 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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