Thursday, February 26, 2009

Memphis Texas 1910 Old Antique Vintage Postcard

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Today we are moving due east across the Texas panhandle from Herford to Memphis Texas and we have a great circa 1910 C. U. Williams postcard #8291. Memphis is the county seat of Hall County and had its beginning in 1889 when the land was purchased by J. C. Montgomery. Homes and stores began to appear in 1890, the post office was established in September 1890 and a railroad depot was built on the Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad which ran through the town. The town was incorporated in 1906, had a population of 1,936 in 1910, 3,352 by 1980 but was down to 2,479 by 2000 and has remained a farming town since 1890 with cotton playing an important role in the town's economy. This postcard shows the Union Cotton Compress and Yard full of cotton bales. This postcard is available in my Texas listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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