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Life in Bailey County Tx 1800 to 1950

 

Bailey County, Texas from 1800's to 1950 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers. Click on photos to view larger.

 

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Main Street Muleshoe Texas in 1950s

Main Street in Muleshoe Texas in 1950s

Street scene in Muleshoe Texas in 1950s showing BF Goodrich store, CR Anthony and Samson Drugs . . . see the full image
 

Plowing a field in Bailey County Texas in 1936Plowing a field in Bailey County Texas in 1936

Muleshoe Farmer plows a huge flat field in Bailey County with his two mule team in 1936 . . . View full Size
 

Muleshoe Texas Street Scene in 1950sMuleshoe Texas Street Scene in 1950s

Western Drugs, St. Clair Department Store and and 1950s cars in Muleshoe Texas . . see this 70-Year-Old photo

Albert Henry and Margie Floyd Home 1925-1930Albert Henry and Margie Floyd Home in Muleshoe 1925-1930

Albert Henry and Margie Tucker and children in front of their home at Muleshoe.. Floyd Tucker is in Margie's arms, Jimmy is in front of Margie and Ruby beside Albert. The Tucker's moved from Broken Bow, in Custer County, Nebraska to Muleshoe in September of 1925, and lived there until April of 1930.

German POWs in Muleshoe Cotton FieldGerman POWs in Muleshoe Cotton Field

World War 2 German POWs tend cotton crop near Muleshoe Texas. With nearly seventy prisoner of war camps, Texas had approximately twice as many as any other state . . . read more and see photo full size

Rolla C and Lillie Ireton Family Muleshoe Texas 1936

From Left To Right: Marion Frank Ireton, Rolla C. and Lillie Ireton, Rolla's mother Eda Ireton, and daughter Elva.

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