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Life in Mason County Tx 1939

 

Mason County, Texas in 1939 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers. This was life in the early years of Mason, Fredonia, Art, Grit, Hedwigs Hill, Katermcy, Loyal Valley and Pontotoc Texas.

You can browse and view more than a thousand images of early life in Texas in eBay's Historical Texas Collection. . .

Cooper's Hot BBQ Stand in 1940sCooper's Hot BBQ Stand in 1940s

In the 1940s Cooper's Hot Bar.B.Q was a popular place in Mason Texas

Anna Mebus Martin - Mason County PioneerAnna Mebus Martin - Mason County Pioneer

In 1859 Anna Martin married her cousin, Karl Martin, Louis Martin's nephew.
Karl built a store at Hedwig's Hill. When Karl died in 1878 the store closed. She borrowed $150 from a friend and reopened the store. She established a stage way station and a boarding house and sold whiskey, guns and groceries and acted as a banker for cattlemen. By the turn of the 20th Century she owned 50,000 acres in Mason, Llano and Gillespie counties. In 1901 Anna Martin established The Commercial Bank of Mason . . . read more

Downtown Mason in 1920sDowntown Mason in 1920s

Huge image of  Downtown Mason Texas in this hand painted postcard from the 1920s. Photo courtesy Dan Whatley Collection

Unknown Woman in Mason in 1800sUnknown Woman in Mason in 1800s

Sometime in the 1800s this unknown woman posed for this portrait at the Ankenman & Butler studio in Mason Texas

Mason Texas Couple late 1800sMason Texas Couple late 1800s

Sometime in the late 1800s Thomas Burleson and Hallie Gilbert McGee Barton posed for this nice old photo

Grand Champion Steer in Mason Texas in 1944Grand Champion Steer in Mason Texas in 1944

Photograph of Merlyn Gail Kothmann posing with the Grand Champion Steer of the Mesa County Fat Stock in 1944

Denver Hotel in Mason TexasDenver Hotel in Mason Texas

Very old photo of the Denver Hotel in Mason Texas

Buckaroo Cowboy in Mason in 1935 Buckaroo Cowboy in Mason in 1935

Born on January 14, 1932. His talent as an actor is already apparent in this photo. John Arch Carter grew up to become an Actor, Singer and Musician. . . Read more

Farmer and Wife Studying FSA PlanFarmer and wife studying FSA farm and home plan

 

Farmers at FSA Meeting in Mason in 1939Farmers at FSA Meeting in Mason in 1939

FSA meeting in Mason Tx 1939FSA meeting in Mason Tx 1939

 

Supervisor helping FSA Clients Mason Tx 1939Supervisor helping FSA Clients Mason Tx 1939

 

Texas Steak SandwichTry our delicious Texas steer sandwich

1939 Ad invites Mason residents to try their delicious Texas Steak Sandwich and then see the "Rip Roaring Comedy "A Texas Steer at movie at the Mason Theatre

Deer Hanging in cold storage in Mason Tx 1939Deer Hanging in cold storage in Mason Tx 1939

 

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)

Texas History by Category and Event

Books about Mason County People and Places

Books about Mason County Texas People and PlacesStories about Mason County People and Places

 

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
 

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