Life in Texas from the 1800's to 1950

Life in Bastrop County Tx 1891-1943

Bastrop County, Texas 1891-1943 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers from Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville, Camp Swift, McDade and Wyldwood, Texas.


Life in Bastrop County Texas 1891 = 1950

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McCaskill Blacksmith in Smithville 1891 - 1909

Two men pause their horse-drawn wagon for picture in front of K H McCaskill Blacksmith and Wheel Wright Shop in Smithville sometime between 1891 and 1909

Snowstorm Smithville Tx 1920Snowstorm Smithville Tx 1920
Smithville Tx Street Scene 1920 Smithville Street Scene 1920
Smithville Tx Fire Department in 1920Smithville Texas Fire Department in 1920

Post Exchange Camp Swift Bastrop TX 1940Inside View of Post Exchange at Camp Swift in Bastrop in 1940

Lone Star Bakery Delivery Wagon Smithville Horse-Drawn Bakery Delivery Wagon in Smithville Texas

Lone Star Bakery R E Hoppe

Cotton Field Near Smithville Tx Cotton Field and Cotton Choppers Near Smithville
Main Entrance to Camp Swift in  Bastrop County in 1942Main Entrance to Camp Swift in Bastrop County in 1942
Smithville Residents Relax on the Colorado River in 1900Smithville Residents Relax on the Colorado River in 1900

All dressed up in their Sunday best with trusty rifle at the ready, these early residents of Bastrop County Texas are ready for anything.

Bastrop Texas Railroad Station in 1900Bastrop Texas Railroad Station in 1900

Horse draw wagons wait to pick up weary travelers at the Bastrop Railroad Station in 1900

Bastrop County Courthouse in the 1940s

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Bastrop County Unclaimed EstatesBastrop County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville, McDade and Wyldwood Texas Left a total $108,251 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Know the Heirs? See the list

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Books about Bastrop County People and Places

History of Bastrop County Before Statehood

Bastrop County During Reconstruction

History of Bastrop County, Texas,1846-65

Bastrop County, 1691-1900

Raiders and Horse Thieves: Memoir of a Central Texas Baby Boomer

Hail of Fire: A Man and His Family Face Natural Disaster

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The Bunte family history, Smithville, Texas 1880-1995

The Soul of a Small Texas Town: The Photographs, Memories, and History of McDade

Silent Night Deadly Night McDade, Texas, 1883

Smithville: Smithville's reputation is that of a railroad town, yet it offers an even richer history.

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