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Life in Maverick County Tx 1939

 

Maverick County, Texas in 1939 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers. Photos from Eagle Pass, Chula Vista, Eidson Road, El Indio and Fabrica Texas.

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Main Street in Eagle Pass Early 1900sMain Street in Eagle Pass Early 1900s

Great old photo of Main Street in Eagle Pass in the early 1900s with horse-drawn carriages on the dirt street.

Hillcrest Cafe in Eagle PassHillcrest Cafe in Eagle Pass

Hillcrest Cafe in Eagle Pass Texas in the early 1950s specializing in hamburgers and Mexican Dishe

Eagle Pass Street Scene 1940sEagle Pass Street Scene 1940s

Eagle Pass Texas the way it was in front of the Eagle Hotel in the 1940s

Repairing Clutch on John Deere TractorRepairing Clutch on John Deere Tractor

Great photo of man repairing clutch on an early John Deere tractor in El Indio Texas captured by famous photographer Russell Lee in March 1939

Building irrigation ditch. El Indio, Tx 1939

Digging a ditch on a farm near El Indio Texas in 1939 required a tractor and two men

Farmer near El Indio Tx in 1939

 

Heapy Cheapy Cash Grocery Quemado,Texas in 1939Heapy Cheapy Cash Grocery Quemado,Texas in 1939

 

Helpy-Selfy Laundry in Quemado, Tx in 1939 Helpy-Selfy Laundry in Quemado, Tx in 1939

 

John Deere Tractor Breaking Ground in 1939

An early John Deere tractor pulls a one-way in Maverick County Texas in 1939 in this rare birds-eye view

 

John Deere Tractor Front View

The photographer must have been perched on a windmill when he took this amazing birds-eye view of an early John Deere tractor coming at him in 1939

Kitchen of Mrs. Ernest Milton, El Indio, Tx 1939

 

Maverick County Farm Scene in 1939Maverick County Farm Scene in 1939

In 1939 a Maverick County farmer works to fix a flat on his old car while his chickens rest in the shade under the car and his son relaxes nearby

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Milton - Pioneers of El Indio in 1939 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Milton - Pioneers of El Indio in 1939

 

Maverick County Pioneers Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Milton in their kitchen in 1939

Pump house on farm in Maverick County Tx 1939Pump house on farm in Maverick County Tx 1939

At a pump house on a farm in Maverick County a Model T bus is parked near clothes drying on the line and a young boy plays with his dog in 1939

 

Flax Harvester in 1939 in Maverick CountyFlax Harvester in 1939 in Maverick County

 

Stretching barbed wire Maverick County Tx 1939Stretching barbed wire Maverick County Tx 1939

In 1939 a farmer in Maverick County used his car and puleys to stretch barbed wire.

Washing clothes on farm at El Indio, Tx 1939Washing clothes on farm at El Indio, Tx 1939

On a farm near El Indio Texas in 1939 a woman runs her clothes through the ringer as her children play and hundreds of chickens fee nearby.

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

 

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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