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Life in Terry County Tx 1800s to early 1950

 

Terry 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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Gospel Car in Brownfield Texas 1918-1920Gospel Car in Brownfield Texas 1918-1920

Traveling Preacher Julian Carney and wife pose beside Gospel Car Number 1 in Brownfield Texas in late 1920's . . . take a closer look

Baptismal in Playa Lake in Terry County Texas in 1918Baptismal in Playa Lake in Terry County Texas in 1918

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Brownfield High School girls basketball team in 1920Brownfield High School girls basketball team in 1920

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Carouth Family Traveling to Terry County through Roaring Springs 1922Carouth Family Traveling to Terry County through Roaring Springs 1922

Carouth Family Stops in Roaring Springs in covered wagons on their way to settle in Terry County in 1922 . . . Take a closer look

Building on Fire in Brownfield Texas  in 1920Building on Fire in Brownfield  in 1920

Men attempt to save a few belongings from burning two-story building in Brownfield Texas in 1920 . . . zoom in

City Cleaners Delivery Truck in Brownfield in 1950City Cleaners Delivery Truck in Brownfield in 1950

Young boy poses beside his delivery truck in Brownfield Texas in the 1950's . . . look closer

Family Gathering in Terry County Texas 1920'sFamily Gathering in Terry County Texas in 1920's

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Prairie Fire in Terry County Texas in 1920Prairie Fire in Terry County Texas in 1920

In 1920 a prairie fire broke out near Brownfield Texas and threatened to consume the little town. Photo shows local residents . . . see the photo

Santa Fe Hotel & Cafe Brownfield in 1920'sSanta Fe Hotel & Cafe Brownfield in 1920's

Cook and waitress pose in front of the Santa Fe Hotel and Cafe in Brownfield Texas in this 100 year old photo . . . see more of this rare photo

Temple of Titles in Brownfield Texas in 1918Temple of Titles in Brownfield Texas in 1918

Proprietor of The Temple of Towers Title Company in Brownfield Texas poses for a photo of his newly opened business in this rare 100-year-old photo

McNutt Courts Motel Brownfield Texas in 1939McNutt Courts Motel Brownfield Texas in 1939

 

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Early Settlers of Terry: A History of Terry County, Texas

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1951 Yearbook: Brownfield High School, Brownfield, Texas

1968 Yearbook: Wellman Union School, Wellman, Texas

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