Life in Potter County Tx 1910 to 1943

 

 

Out of Money, Out of Gas, Running Low on Hope

As the only major city on the Texas portion of Route 66, Amarillo was a waypoint for families fleeing the dust bowl. This large family was on the way to New Mexico when they ran out of gas somewhere in Potter County in 1937. A government photographer tasked with documenting the plight of rural families captured the desperation on the faces of of this family.

Original photos and negatives may be archived in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.

Resources:

Davick Services on Facebook: True Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texas

Postcards from the Panhandle (Facebook)

James Carroll Martin's Forever Texas (Facebook)

Vintage Texas Photos

 

 
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Whistling Willie from Amarillo, Texas

Chickens in the Attic: MEMORIES 1934-1949, Growing Up in Amarillo

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Potter County Unclaimed Estates

Potter County Unclaimed Estates

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