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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

Life in Dawson County Texas 1850 - 1950
Sucker Rod Smith

Sucker Rod Smith

"Sucker Rod" Smith was a colorful character that called Lamesa home for many years, later moved to Big Spring. He rode his horse everywhere! He was a frequent customer at the Sky Vue Drive In movie theater (photo shows him on his horse at the snack bar). He would frequent The Majestic Theater downtown and tie his horse up to a tree on the vacant lot next door. I saw him several times tie his horse to a parking meter in front of Jelly's Barber Shop. Later employed as a ranch-hand on the Stockton Ranch near Big Spring, he drowned at age 35 in a stock tank while checking a trot line. He couldn't swim! Word was, he lived in a dugout.

 . . . photo and historical information courtesy Jerry Cotten


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

Books about Dawson County People and Places

Books about Dawson County People and PlacesBooks about Lamesa,  Hancock, O'Donnell and Welch

Dawson County Estates with Unclaimed Money

Dawson County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Dawson County left a total $63,780 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your family and friends from Lamesa, Ackerly and Welch Texas to let them know how to claim their inheritance from the Texas Comptroller's Office . . .  See the list

Dawson County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Lamesa, Arvana, Hancock, O'Donnell and Welch, Texas. See Dawson 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

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