Life in Deaf Smith County Texas 1892-1950

Pictorial history of life in Deaf Smith County depicts everyday life in Deaf Smith County, Texas from 1892 to 1950 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers.

 

 

 

Hereford Texas in the Early 1900's

Old photo of Hereford Texas from postcard advertising Good Auto Service proudly shows off new wealth with multitude of cars . . . See large image

Hereford Texas Street Scene in 1909

In 1909 Hereford was booming. This photo shows the fancy cars and their proud occupants as they drive past Hubbard Barnet Dry Goods

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Dawn Hotel Deaf Smith County Tx in 1943

Once a bustling railroad stop, Dawn Texas featured the Dawn Hotel which was a popular stop over point on the way to Hereford. . . Expand the photo for the full scene.

Waiving goodbye at the Dawn, Texas Railroad Depot 1943

Railroad worker waive to each other from cabooses as they pass each other at the train station in Dawn Texas.

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Edward Connell

Ed Connell was a Texas Ranger, XIT Ranch security officer and Sheriff of Parmer and Deaf Smith Counties . . . read more and see larger image

 

Warren Hardware Company in 1909

Shoppers walk the concrete sidewalk and horse drawn carriages and early automobiles drive on the dirt street in front of the Warren Hardware Company. . .  Expand photo

Dean Post Office Was Actually a Cave

Cave Turned Into Post Office

The Dean Post Office is located in a caliche rock cave on the North bank of the Palo Duro Creek. It served as the local post office from 1892 to 1899 . . . view larger and read more

Railroad Depot Hereford Tx 1943

Photo of the Railroad Depot in Herford Texas in 1943

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Deaf Smith County Unclaimed EstatesDeaf Smith County Unclaimed Estates

The state of Texas is holding inheritance money for the heirs to these unclaimed estates in Hereford and Dean. See the list

 
Books about Deaf Smith County People and Places (Amazon)

Deaf Smith County Texas - The Land and Its People 1876-1981

A HISTORY OF DEAF SMITH COUNTY, Featuring Pioneer Families

The Tallest Man in Texas Fictional account of how Hereford was founded

To kill the goose by Hereford resident Gerald McCathern

Resources:

Directory of Texas Counties

Vintage Texas Photos

Davick Services History Page (Facebook)

Postcards from the Panhandle (Facebook)

Browse and view more than a thousand images of early life in Deaf Smith County and throughout the state in our Historical Texas Collection. .

 

Deaf Smith County Items for Sale

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Hereford, Dawn and Glen Rio   See All Deaf Smith County Treasures
 
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