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  Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
["Boneheads" Working in the Community]

["Boneheads" Working in the Community]

Date: 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an explorer scout troop, known as the "Bonehead Boys", putting up signs in an open field. The men and boys are standing around a newly put up sign labeled "Childress & Baylor Lakes".
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
[Former Childress County Agent Chile Smith and 4-H Member Larry Murphy]

[Former Childress County Agent Chile Smith and 4-H Member Larry Murphy]

Date: 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of former Childress County Agent, Chile Smith, and 4-H member, Larry Murphy. The two men are shaking hands as Chile Smith hands a certificate to Larry Murphy. The certificate is facing the camera. They are inside an office and are both wearing cowboy hats.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
[Robertson-Eubank Drug Store 1958]

[Robertson-Eubank Drug Store 1958]

Date: September 12, 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Robertson-Eubank Drug Store in Childress, Texas. The store is sandwiched in between two other businesses and there is a sign located directly in front of the store. A car is parked at an angle in front of the drug store.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
Helpy Selfy Grocery Store, owned by Rushing Family

Helpy Selfy Grocery Store, owned by Rushing Family

Date: c.1950 - 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two men in front of a grocery store. The store window is covered with food advertisements. One of the men is shown in a white apron holding a rod.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
1950 Childress District Office, Texas Highway Dept - 1st picnic

1950 Childress District Office, Texas Highway Dept - 1st picnic

Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a a Texas Highway Department picnic. A large gathering is shown with a man opening a bottled beverage while a young girl walks to the right , holding a drink.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
Colorful Chuck Wagon Master, Col. Sam Privitt

Colorful Chuck Wagon Master, Col. Sam Privitt

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Chuck Wagon Master Colonel Sam Privitt standing beside a wood cutout in the shape of Texas with several cattle brands burnt into it. Privitt is wearing a cowboy hat, bow tie, and vest.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
Saturday morning at The Palace

Saturday morning at The Palace

Date: c. 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several children standing in line at the Palace Theater on a Saturday morning circa 1950. Posters for "Cariboo Trail" are visible on the front of the theater.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
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