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Books About Childress County Texas People and Places
What's Your Favorite Book about a Childress County Texas Person, Place or Event? Here are some of our favorites about Childress, Carey, Tell and Kirkland Texas.

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Texas Panhandle Tales

The Texas Panhandle is like a whole 'nother country. The area stretching from just south of Lubbock all the way north to Oklahoma is filled with ranch land, oil fields, windy plains and some of the Lone Star State's most unique history. Read about the duck that started a gun battle in Oldham County and find out how Kate Polly's pancake flipping saved her life. Or witness Gene Autry's days as a performer in Childress and a different sort of "gold rush" in Palo Duro Canyon as historian Mike Cox shares his favorite pieces of the Panhandle's past . . . Look inside

They Followed the Rails: A History of Childress County

Fascinating history of Childress, Texas from its beginnings through 1970. Wonderful black and white illustrations and historical photographs. In pictures and words a story of hardy people who left other homes and braved great odds to begin a new life in an unsettled but fertile area. Pictures and stories of old timers and current families, the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad, and the businesses that helped the town to grow . . .

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 . . .

"I had been at home only a short time when I had a bad attack of ulcerated throat. I sufferered with it several daysand finally had to to to the doctor at Childress for treatment" . . . Read more Look inside

An Adventurous Life (Collection of Tales from Daily Life)

Life is never easy but specially so when your born in a boxcar in the center of a railroad siding in the Great Depression. Add in the fact the Dust Bowl is flooding the air your can hardly breathe to survive each day. "On the western outskirts of Childress, occupying a site on the railroad siding is a boxcar that serves as living quarters of Clarence and Ida Mae Nobles, my mom and dad. Dad is a foreman on a steel gang that is in the process of being moved to Magenta, Texas, north of Amarillo" .  . . Read more Look inside

The Childress County Cemetery

Demonstrates a slice of life as depicted from the events and conditions surrounding a small Texas town as its people suffered through the depression, and the people involved moved from this impoverished era into a dramatic conflict brought upon the nation by the events of the major wars that have beset the nation . . . Look inside

The Childress County Story

by Michael G Ehrle

Homeless Bound

The autobiography of Boody Rogers who died in Childress Texas in 1996. He was comic strip and comic book artist who created the superhero parody Sparky Watts.

1929 Yearbook: Childress High School, Childress, Texas

 

Childress Texas 1948 Directory

by Moorehead Directory Company

Sketchbook: 101 drawings from around Carey, Texas

by Mogens V Melander

SKETCHBOOK is a collection of one hundred and one drawings from around Carey, a tiny town in the Texas Panhandle with one paved T-intersection and . . . Look inside

War on the Middle Class

by Lou Dobbs from Childress Texas

Millions of TV viewers have known Lou Dobbs for years as the Walter Cronkite of economics coverage, and now the anchor has become the preeminent champion of the common man and the good of the national interest, who tells uncomfortable truths in a voice that can't be ignored. In this incendiary book, he presents a frontline report on the betrayal of America's middle class by interests that range from rapacious corporations to an out-of-touch political elite . . . Read more "War on the Middle Class"

 

. . . More Books by Lou Dobbs

The Good Cooks’ Cook Book

Our Favorite Recipes. Wal-Mart #900, Childress, Texas 1991.

 
Childress County Unclaimed EstatesChildress County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Childress and Kirkland Texas left a total $9,131 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please Share this with your Family and Friends to Let them know they can collect from the Texas Comptroller's Office . . . see the list

Life in Childress County Texas 1800-1950Early Life in Childress County
 
Texas Estates with Unclaimed Assets Waiting to be ClaimedUnclaimed Coins, Currency 

and Bullion
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Famous Actors from West TexasTexas Estate Sale Finds
 

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