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Life in Ector County Tx 1850 to 1950

Life in Ector County Texas 1850 - 1950

Ector County Courthouse in 1904Ector County Courthouse in 1904

Quite a crowd at the Ector County Courthouse in 1904. This was the second courthouse in Ector County and replaced the wood frame building that was built in 1891.

Odessa Texas in 1911Odessa Texas in 1911

On a windy day in 1911 an unknown photographer stood on top of a building in Odessa Texas and captured this remarkable photo . . . see it full size

Main Street in Odessa in 1930Main Street in Odessa in 1930

Take a turn back to the past on Odessa's downtown dirt street in this photo from the 1930s . . . tap the thumbnail to view full size

Farmers on street corner. Odessa, Texas in 1937

In 1937 two farmers squatted against a brick wall in Odessa Texas to talk when an unknown photographer captured this highly detailed photo.

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Migrant oil worker and family Ector County TX 1937Migrant oil worker and family Ector County TX 1937

Migrant oil worker and family pause beside road in front of their old car with everything they own . . . Zoom In

Odessa Texas Street Scene in 1940sOdessa Texas Street Scene in 1940s

Late 1930's and early 1940s cars and trucks line the street on this busy day in downtown Odessa in the 1940s . . . see full size

Mid-Continent Supply Co. Odessa Texas in 1942Mid-Continent Supply Co. Odessa Texas in 1942

Migrant Oil Worker and Wife on the Road to Odessa

Migrant worker and his wife look for a better future in Odessa in 1937. The look on their faces tells a story of desperation and hope.

Elliot  Hotel Odessa Texas 1940Elliot Hotel Odessa Texas 1940

Crystal Clear Photo of the Elliott Hotel in Odessa in 1940s. George D. Elliott built the Elliott Hotel in 1927 for $200,000 and it was dubbed the finest hotel between Big Spring and El Paso at the time.

Hudson Car Dealership Odessa Texas 1950's
Tank in Parade in Odessa Texas in 1956Parade in Odessa Texas in 1956

In 1956 people lined the streets to watch an army tank roll down the street in a parade in Odessa Texas. Tap photo to see this detailed image

Resources:

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

True Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texas (Facebook)

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Ector County Unclaimed Estates

Famous People from Ector County TexasFamous People from Ector County (B)
Books about Ector County People and Places

Books about Ector County Texas

 

Ector County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Books, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Odessa, Goldsmith, Gardendale and West Odessa. See Ector 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

 

Texas Estates with Unclaimed Assets Waiting to be ClaimedTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Famous Actors from West TexasBooks about Texas People County by County
 

Ector County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Books, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Odessa, Goldsmith, Gardendale and West Odessa. See Ector County Treasures (eBay)

 

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