Life in Texas from the 1800's to 1950

Life in Gregg County Tx 1939 - 1950

Gregg County, Texas 1939 to 1950 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers.


Kilgore Skyline with Oil Wells Adorned with Christmas Stars and Lights in 1939

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Kilgore, Texas Street Scene 1939 with old cars oil derricks and stores.

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Oil Well Workers Break for Lunch in Kilgore, Texas in 1939

Looks like they are either brought their lunch in clay pots or are heating lunch in them.

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Oil Field Worker Near Kilgore Texas in 1939Oil Field Worker Near Kilgore in 1939

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Oil field worker drinking milk at lunch, Kilgore, Texas in 1939


Oil field workers adding a length of pipe To Gregg County Oil Well in 1939


Two Oil Well Workers Near Kilgore, Texas in 1939


Portable winch for oil well inside Kilgore, Texas in 1939


Texas Pipe and Supply Co In Kilgore Texas in 1939


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