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Life in Kimble County Tx 1940

Kimble County, Texas in 1940 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers. You can browse and view more than a thousand images of early life in Texas in our Historical Texas Collection. .

 

Daughter of Sheep and Goat Rancher Kimble County, Tx 1940

Sheep and goat rancher's daughter studies in rocking chair with quilt on her lap.

 

Dinner on ranch Kimble County Tx 1940

Rancher and wife sit down for dinner in Kimble County Texas in 1940

 

Gathering up mohair Kimble County Tx 1940

Shearers pick up mohair after shearing angora goats in Kimble County Texas in 1940

 

Sheep Ranch in Kimble County Tx 1940

"Cowboys" herd sheep and goats on ranch in Kimble County.

 

Goat Ranchers Dinner 1940

After a hard day's work, ranch family sits down for meal with family and friends in 1940.

 

Goat Shearer Kimble County Tx 1940

Kimble County goat shearer takes a break from the back breaking work in 1940.

 

Kimble County Ranchers Gather at Cafe in Junction Texas in 1940

 

Shearing a Goat with a Model T

In 1940 motorized goat shearing was made possible by powering the device with a Model T through belts connected to the axle.

Ranchman Kimble County TxRanchman in Kimble County Texas in 1940

Exhausted and worried rancher pauses during sheep shearing in Kimble County Texas in 1940. He has a lot riding on this year's crop of wool and mohair.

 

Making a telephone call, Kimble County, Tx 1940

With hat hanging from antelope horns, Kimble County rancher cranks phone to make a call in 1940.

 

Migrant Shearer in Kimble County Texas in 1940

Unnamed migrant sheep and goat shearer takes a break  to wash hands in washbowl.

Rancher Ecourages Newborn GoatRanchman Encourages Baby Goat

Rancher encourages newborn goat to suckle its mother in 1940

Angora goats playing and eating in Kimble County hay barn in 1940Goats in Hay Barn

Angora goats playing and eating in Kimble County hay barn in 1940

Kimble Wool & Mohair Company, Junction, Texas in 1940

 

 
Books about Kimble County People and Places (Amazon)

The 5 Wilson Brothers of Kimble County, Texas

A Day's Ride from Here Volume 2: Noxville, Texas

The Life and Times of Toyah-Culture Folk

The Land That Knows No Parting

 

Resources:

Directory of Texas Counties

Vintage Texas Photos

 

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