Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Old Antique Vintage 1920s Paris Texas Postcard

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Today I want to share a Paris post card with you and this one is not in France, but Texas. The first settlers arrived in the 1820s, the town was founded in 1844 when it was designated the county seat of Lamar County and by the Civil War had about 700 residents who relied on cattle and farming. The original town name was Pinhook but was changed to Paris and yes it was named after Paris France. The first railroad was the Texas and Pacific which arrived in 1876 followed by the Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad in 1887, the Texas Midland Railroad in 1893 and the Paris & Mount Pleasant Railroad, the Pa-Ma Line, in 1910. By then the population was 11,269 growing to 15,649 by 1930, 21,636 by the 1950s and was just under 26,000 in 2000.

This 1920s E. C. Kropp postcard shows the Masonic Temple with the Chamber of Commerce on the street level. This postcard is available in my Texas listing along with an additional 10,000 postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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