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Life in Dallam County Tx 1800's -1940s


Dallam County, Texas 1800's -1940's as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers in Dalhart, Kerrick, and Texline  . Click on the photos or titles below to see full size.


Texline Hardware in Early 1900sTexline Hardware in Early 1900s

On a snowy day in Texline Texas in the early 1900s a photographer captured this street scene showing the Texline Hardware company and a group of men gathered at the building next door.

Texaco Station in Texline Texas in 1920sTexaco Station in Texline in 1920s

A Texaco Gas Station in Texline Texas with visual gas pumps and also offered Log Cabin Courts and Cockrell's Courts

Birdseye View of Texline in 1910Birdseye View of Texline in 1910

In 1910 a photographer climbed to a high perch in Texline Texas and captured this great photo showing the back side of the Bank of Texline and the North Texas Land Company and the front side of J.W. Timmons Groceries

Main Street in Dalhart Texas in 1924Main Street in Dalhart Texas in 1924


Mission Theater Dalhart in 1920sMission Theater Dalhart in 1920s

Sometime in the 1920s the Mission Theater in Dalhart Texas was showing Naughty Not NIce with Colleen Moore

Dalhart High School in 1927Dalhart High School in 1927

Very nice old photo of the Dalhart Texas High School in 1927 with old cars and early pioneers

Main Street in Dalhart in 1940Main Street in Dalhart in Early 1950s

Main Street looking south in Dalhart Texas featuring the B&B cafe, old cars and children playing

Hardware Store in Early 1900sHardware Store in Early 1900s

Very nice photo of several people at a hardware store in Dalhart Texas in the early 1900s

Downtown Dalhart in 1930sDowntown Dalhart in 1930s

Busy day in downtown Dalhart in the 1930s with old cars and a bicycle near the De Soto Hotel

Dallam County Courthouse in 1943Dallam County Courthouse in 1943

Picture postcard of the Dallam County Courthouse in 1943. The back of the postcard served as an IOU dated 15 Dec 1943 signed by R. G. Hall for $10

De Soto Hotel in 1930sDe Soto Hotel 1930

Photo of a once grand old hotel, the De Soto in Dalhart Texas in the 1930s

Branding Cattle on the XITBranding on the XIT

Nice action shot of XIT cowboys branding cattle in 1904 with cowboys roping, holding and branding cattle and one cowboy appears to be taking the brand back to the fire to reheat or pick up another hot iron.

XIT Cowboys in 1890XIT Cowboys in 1890

In 1890 eight cowboys from the XIT ranch posed with their horses, bedrolls and wagon for this wonderful old photo.

Don French in Dalhart Texas in 1935Don French in Dalhart Texas in 1935

In 1935 little Don French was playing with his wagon in Dalhart when someone captured this cute image. Photo courtesy of his grandson Jim French

Loretta Hospital in Dalhart in 1940sLoretta Hospital in Dalhart in 1940s
Denrock Ave in Dalhart in 1912Denrock Ave in Dalhart in 1912

Slow day on Denrock Ave in Dalhart Texas in 1912 with only a few horse-drawn carriages and carts and one Model T driving down the middle of the dirt street

Dust Storm Looming Over Dalhart Texas in 1936Dust Storm Looming Over Dalhart in 1936
First Railroad Spike in Dalhart CelebrationFirst Railroad Spike in Dalhart Celebration

On September 29, 1909 citizens turned out to witness the first railroad spike to be hammered in Dalhart

Downtown Dalhart During Dust Storm in 1936Downtown Dalhart During Dust Storm in 1936

No time to linger in downtown Dalhart as pedestrians hurry to find shelter from epic dust storm in 1936.

Felton Opera House Dalhart Tx 1909Felton Opera House Dalhart Texas in 1909

27 men and boys, one woman and a dog wait outside the Felton Opera House on Denrock Avenue in Dalhart Texas in 1909 . . . see full size

Dalhart Street Scene in 1910Dalhart Street Scene in 1910

Horse-drawn wagons crowd the wide dirt street while pedestrians crowd the sidewalk under telegraph poles in this incredible photo of downtown Dalhart in 1910

Main Street Looking North in Dalhart in 1920Main Street Looking North in Dalhart in 1920

Early cars line the dirt street in front of the Mission Mission Theatre on the east and an unnamed garage on the west in huge, highly detailed photo . . . see full size

Downtown Dalhart Texas in 1923Downtown Dalhart Texas in 1923

Busy day in downtown Dalhart with Model T's lining the street near the Desoto Hotel and pedestrians try to make their way across the busy
street . . .look closer

Advertising for Wife in Dallam County Texas in 1800sPostcard Advertisement for a Wife

Sometime in the late 1800's a lonely man had a photograph taken of himself on his homestead on the Texas Panhandle. Then he turned it into a postcard and advertised for a wife to join him on his farm near Texline Texas . . . view it full size

Trans Canadian Sanitarium Dalhart 1910Trans Canadian Sanitarium Dalhart 1910

Officials and Doctors posed for photo in front of the Trans Canadian Sanitarium in Dalhart Texas in this rare postcard from 1910 . . . view full size

House in Perico Texas Built in 4 Days in 1907House in Perico Texas in 1907

In 1907, eight construction workers (and a small boy) posed with a house they built in four days in Perico Texas. Perico is now a ghost town on U.S. Highway 87 twenty-five miles northwest of Dalhart and  . . .  Read more See full size

Dalhart Cowgirls at the XIT Ranch Rodeo in 1930'sDalhart Cowgirls at the XIT Ranch Rodeo in 1930's

You may find your mother or grandmother looking back at you in this incredible photo from the 1930's

Abandoned farm near Dalhart, Tx 1936


Montgomery Ward Gas Station Dalhart, Tx 1939

Shields One Stop Service Sinclair gas station featuring Montgomery Ward tires in Dalhart.


July 4th Parade Float in Dalhart Texas 1800's

Horse named "John" pulls decorated L&C Company delivery wagon through dirt street in front of Galbraith - Foxworth Company in Dalhart in 1800's.

Drought committee surveys sand dunesDrought Committee Surveys Sand Dunes near Dalhart, Texas In 1936

It seemed the dunes might consume the whole county.

Dalhart Texas Street Scene 1930sDalhart Texas Street Scene 1930s

Cars parked in front of Dalhart Hardware, US Royal Cord Tires, local cafe and more.


Bareback Contest in Dalhart Texas Rodeo c1800'sBareback Contest in Dalhart Texas Rodeo c1800's

Bareback contest on a ranch rodeo near Dalhart in Dallam County sometime in the 1800s . . . see it full size

Windmill and Farm Implements for sale Dallam County Tx 1939Windmill and Farm Implements for sale Dallam County Tx 1939

Farm implements for sale in front of Dalhart store offering Cocacola and local newspaper.

Loretta Hospital Dalhart Texas 1940'sLoretta Hospital Dalhart Texas 1940's

Dalhart got it's first hospital when the Catholic Sisters opened the Loretto Hospital in 1929

Books about Dallam County People and Places

Books about Dallam County Tx  People and PlacesBooks about Dalhart, Texline and Coldwater Texas


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

You know you grew up in Dalhart if.... (Facebook)

Postcards from the Panhandle (Facebook)


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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