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Books About Baylor County Texas People and Places
What's Your Favorite Book about a Baylor County Texas Person, Place or Event? Here are some of our favorite books about Seymour, Bomarton and Mabelle Texas.

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Baylor County

by Carolyn Bomberger and the Baylor County Historical Commission

Baylor County Texas was not organized until 1879. The depletion of the buffalo herds in the mid-1870s and the defeat of the Comanche in 1874 by the US Army opened the county for settlement. It became a major supply area for the Western Trail, and the population and economy boomed. The legacy of the Western Trail was historic ranches and a cattle industry that became the cornerstone of the county's economic system. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the ranchers were joined by farmers and their families . . . Read more

Ella Elgar Bird Dumont: An Autobiography of a West Texas Pioneer

A crack shot, expert skinner and tanner, seamstress, sculptor, and later writer—a list that only hints at her intelligence and abilities—Ella Elgar Bird Dumont was one of those remarkable women who helped tame the Texas frontier. First married at sixteen to a Texas Ranger, she followed her husband to Comanche Indian country in King County, where they lived in a tepee while participating in the final slaughter of the buffalo. Living off the land . . . Read more Look inside 13 reverences to Baylor County

Latchstrings, A Cross-Section of Baylor County Homes

by Patsy Stout Cooper and Patsy Jones Hall

171 pages. Approximately 150 photos.

Salt Pork to Sirloin

The History of Baylor County, Texas From 1878 to 1930

by Baylor County Historical Society. Illustrated by Mark Tucker

Seymour Texas High School Yearbooks

 

1968 Yearbook: Seymour High School, Seymour, Texas

1921 Yearbook: Seymour High School, Seymour, Texas

1959 Yearbook: Seymour High School, Seymour, Texas

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