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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 Armstrong County, Texas.
Thomas Everett Blasingame, known as Tom Blasingame was a Texas cowboy for seventy-three years. At ninety-one, he was still on the job at the JA Ranch in Armstrong County Texas  . . . learn more about Tom Blasingame
Charles Goodnight

Charles Goodnight

Born March 5, 1836, Charles Goodnight is possibly the best known rancher in Texas. He is sometimes known as the "Father of the Texas Panhandle." After building his first temporary living quarters in Palo Duro Canyon in Randall County in 1876, Goodnight built a comfortable three-room ranch house farther to the southeast in Armstrong County . . . More about Charles Goodnight

Charles E. (Charlie) MapleCharles E. "Charlie" Maple

Born in Oklahoma City in 1932. His family moved to Claude, Armstrong County Texas in the Panhandle in 1948 where he graduated from Claude High School two years later. He graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock in 1954 . . . More about Charlie

Laura Vernon Hamner - AuthorLaura Vernon Hamner

An author, ranch historian, radio commentator, educator, and public official from the Texas Panhandle who was known informally in her later years as "Miss Amarillo", a reference to her adopted city of Amarillo, Texas . . . more about Laura Hamner

Charles H. RoanCharles Howard Roan

Born August 16, 1923 in Claude Texas. Roan was a United States Marine who sacrificed his life to save those of four fellow Marines in the landing on Peleliu September 18, 1944 during World War II. For his heroism, he posthumously received his nation's highest military honor the Medal of Honor.

William (Pop) Warner - Pioneer Doctor William A (Pop) Warner

Born August 8, 1854, Warner was a pioneer doctor and organizer of the first Boy Scout troop west of the Mississippi, Lone Star Troop No. 17 in 1912..  Dr. Warner moved to Armstrong County in the Texas Panhandle after graduating from medical school in 1897. For many years, Warner was the only doctor in Armstrong County and often traveled in his horse-drawn buggy to visit patients.

Denton Fox from Claude, TexasDenton Fox

Born May 21, 1947 in Claude Texas, Denton Fox was a football cornerback who played college football for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team of Texas Tech University. He was recognized as a second-team All-American in 1969 . . . Read more

Raymond Reck of Claude Tx 1939Raymond Reck

Raymond Reck appeared a half page ad of the April 1939 issue of Capper's Farmer and suddenly his face was one of the most recognizable in Texas. Reck was recommending Texaco Insulated Motor Oil. Other articles on the page . . Read more


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

Famous People from Armstrong County Texas
Books about Armstrong County People and Places

 Books about Armstrong County Texas People and PlacesBooks about People and Places in Armstrong County Texas

Life in Armstrong County Texas 1890-1950Life in Claude Texas 1890 - 1950
Armstrong County Unclaimed Estates

Armstrong County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Armstrong County Left a total $4,022 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Know the Heirs? . . . See the list


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
Armstrong County Treasures

Important: Tap or click the title (not the photo) for details on the items listed below. See More Armstrong County Treasures

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