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 County: Johnson County, TX
Roscoe Wilson's Barber Shop

Roscoe Wilson's Barber Shop

Date: unknown
Creator: Bob Lamb
Description: Roscoe Wilson's Barber Shop in Venus. Mr. Wilson died about 1970.
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Russell's Beauty Shop and Drug Store

Russell's Beauty Shop and Drug Store

Date: unknown
Creator: Bob Lamb
Description: Interior of Russell's Beauty Shop and Drug Store in Venus
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Venus Department Store

Venus Department Store

Date: unknown
Creator: Bob Lamb
Description: Photograph of the storefront for Carney's Dress Shop and Cutting Factory inside of the Venus Department Store.
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Johnson County Precinct 2 Road Sign

Johnson County Precinct 2 Road Sign

Date: unknown
Creator: John Joseph Geary II
Description: Johnson County Precinct 2 Road Sign
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Old Farmhouse Near Cleburne

Old Farmhouse Near Cleburne

Date: unknown
Creator: Sue Peterson
Description: Old farmhouse near Cleburne
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
City Hall in the City of Venus

City Hall in the City of Venus

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the front door of Venus city hall. Entrance also serves the City of Venus Housing Authority. The town was called Venus after the modestly named daughter of a local Doctor. The town founder, a Mr. J. C. Smyth chose the name shortly after laying out the town site on what had been a cornfield. They got their post office in 1888 and according to the Handbook of Texas, the population had shot up to 10 people just in time for the 1890 census. Two railroads met at Venus and that turned the town into a beehive of activity. Thirteen businesses were reported in the mid 1890s. The railroads, or at least one of them, continue to be a presence in Venus. The town incorporated in 1903 and the population swelled to 800 during the prosperous years following World War I. During the Great Depression, Dallas and Fort Worth drew off many Venetians and by the early 40s, there was only one business left in Venus and that was about to close. In a touching show of support, the townspeople chipped in to save the business (a drugstore) from closing and turning Venus into a ghost. Today, the Venus ...
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Democratic  Party Headquarters at the Civic Center in Venus

Democratic Party Headquarters at the Civic Center in Venus

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Front of the Democratic Party Headquarters at the Civic Center in Venus
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Fire Engine at Venus Fire Station

Fire Engine at Venus Fire Station

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Old fire engine No. 2 parked outside of the Venus Fire Station
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room