Look Who's Talking about Texas History

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

Amazing People from Scurry County Texas
Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe in Deadwood

Powers Boothe in Deadwood

Screen tough guy Powers Boothe was born on June 1, 1948 in Snyder, Texas. A farmer's son, he was accustomed to hard physical work on the farm. He played football and appeared in school plays at Snyder High School. He attended Texas State University in San Marcos, and earned an MA in drama from Southern Methodist University in University Park, Texas.

Well known for his portrayal of the snarling gunslinger Curly Bill Brocius, confronting the Earps in Tombstone, his most remembered role remains that of Cy Tolliver, the (fictional) owner of the (historical) Bella Union saloon and brothel, chief nemesis of Al Swearingen on HBO's Deadwood.

Powers Boothe died in his sleep at age 68 on the morning of May 14, 2017 of a heart attack after battling pancreatic cancer for six months in Los Angeles, where he raised racing quarter horses.

 

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Historic Chronicles - Sweetwater, Texas

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

I Grew Up In Sweetwater, Texas

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

Famous Actors from West TexasFamous Celebrities from West Texas
Amazing People from Scurry County Texas

Amazing People from Scurry County TexasPeople from from Snyder, Hermleigh, Dunn, Fluvanna Pyron and Ira Texas

Life in Scurry County 1850-1950

Life in Scurry County TexasLife in Scurry County

Books about Scurry County People and Places

Books about Scurry County People and PlacesBooks about Scurry County 2

Scurry County Unclaimed EstatesScurry County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Snyder, Hermleigh and Fluvana Texas Left a total $92,665 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Know the Heirs? Please share this with your friends and family.There is a link in the article to the Texas comptroller's page where you can make a claim . . . see the list

Scurry County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and Historic Records from Snyder, Hermleigh, Dunn, Fluvanna and Ira, Texas. See Scurry County Treasures (eBay)
 

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