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Life in Midland County Tx 1890 to 1940

Midland County, Texas in 1890 to 1940 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers.

 

Life in Midland County Tx 1890 to 1940

Midland Texas on Christmas Day in 1894Midland Texas on Christmas Day in 1894

On Christmas Day in 1894 a large wagon train of new settlers arrived in Midland and was welcomed by hundreds of people.

Life in Midland County Texas 1850 - 1950Midland County Courthouse Under Construction in 1906

In 1906 the Midland County Courthouse was under construction. The stone building has one level completed with wood framing beginning to be put in place for second story windows. Small trees partially obscure the building in this very nice image

Wyatt's Barbershop in Midland in 1920sWyatt's Barbershop Midland 1920s

Sometime in the 1920s four barbers at Wyatt's Barber Shop in Midland posed with their their customers wrapped in warm towels getting ready for a shave.

Petroleum Building in Midland in 1955Petroleum Building in Midland in 1955

 

Couple in Downtown Midland in 1942Couple in Downtown Midland 1942

In 1942 a young couple walked in front of Midland Drugs when an unknown photographer captured this very nice photo.

Midland TX Train Depot 1908Midland TX Train Depot 1908

In 1908 several people were boarding the train in Midland Texas when this huge old photo was taken to create a postcard

Len Red Driver Champion Bull Rider Len Red Driver Champion Bull Rider

In 1909  the City Drug Store in Midland Texas sold this post card featuring Champion Cattle Rider Len "Red" Driver

Bobby Hillinís Dirt Track Race CarBobby Hillinís Dirt Track Race Car

Bobby Hillinís Longhorn Racing Midland Texas Race Car Dirt Track

Midland Gin , Midland Texas in 1900Midland Gin , Midland Texas in 1900

Horse-drawn wagons loaded with cotton line up to get under the cotton offload point of the Midland Gin in 1900 in this huge highly-detailed photo . . . see it full size

Main Street in Midland in 1940Main Street in Midland in 1940

 

1st Midland County Courthouse in 18861st Midland County Courthouse in 1886

Built in 1886, the first Midland County Courthouse was located northwest of Iowa St (now Wall St.) and Loraine.

Midland Street Scene in 1935Midland Street Scene in 1935

Need to call the City Cleaners? Just phone 89.

Llano Hotel in Midland 1888Llano Hotel in Midland 1888

The Llano Hotel in 1888 served as a meeting place for farmers, ranchers and business men in Midland Texas

Birdseye View Midland Texas in 1940'sBirdseye View Midland Texas in 1940's
Telegraph Pole Workers Midland Texas 1902Telegraph Pole Workers Midland Texas 1902

 

Main Street and Stores in Midland, Texas in 1890Main Street & Stores in Midland Texas in 1890

 

Midland Texas Street Scene 1895Midland Street Scene 1895

Midland Street Scene in front of the Ray B Wimberly General Merchandise Store in 1895

 

Harvest Time in Front of Llano HoteHarvest Time in Front of Llano Hotel in Midland in 1904

 

Midland College Football Team in 1910Midland College Football Team 1910

 

Midland College Girls Basketball Team in 1914Midland College Girls Basketball Team 1914

 

1904 Masonic Parade in Midland, Texas Masonic Parade Midland Texas 1904

 

Jack Starr and His Prize Winning Pig in Midland Texas in 1918Jack Starr and His Prize Winning Pig Midland Texas 1918

 

1918 Parade in Midland, TexasMidland Tx Parade 1918

 

Midland Texas Home and Water Tower in 1939Midland Texas Home and Water Tower in 1939

 

Cowboy at Ranch Rodeo in Midland County Texas  in 1939Cowboy at Midland County Ranch Rodeo in 1939

 

Main Street in Midland Texas in 1920'sMidland Tx Main Street 1920's

 

Huge Sandstorm Approaching Midland Texas in 1918Midland Tx Sandstorm in 1930s

People tried to protect themselves by hanging wet sheets in front of doorways and windows to filter the dirt. They stuffed window frames with gummed tape and rags. But keeping the fine particles out was impossible. The dust permeated the tiniest cracks and crevices.

Roadside Candy Stand in Midland County Texas in 1939Roadside Candy Stand in Midland County Texas in 1939

 

Cowboy Takes a Hard Fall in 1940Cowboy Takes a Hard Fall in 1940 at Midland, Texas Rodeo

 

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)

Old Midland (Facebook)

Historic Treasures from Midland County Texas (eBay)

Midland High School (Texas) Alumni (Facebook)

All Things Midland Texas (Facebook)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Famous People from Midland County TexasMore Famous People from Midland Tx
Midland County Estates with Unclaimed Inheritance

Midland County County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Midland County Left a total $800,272 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your family and friends from Midland Texas to let them know how to claim their inheritance from the Texas Comptroller's Office. . . .  See the full list

Books about Midland County People and Places

Books about Midland County TexasBooks about Midland, Chub, Cotton Flat, Greenwood, Spraberry, Dameron City and Germania 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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