A Collection of Memories: A History of Armstrong County, 1876-1965 Page: 8
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It is not possible to thank all who have helped with this
book, nor to mention them. However some writers of history
must be mentioned for the help that their works have been to
the committee in compiling this history of Armstrong County.
Without the writings of J. Evetts Haley, Harley True Burton,
Herbert M. Timmons, Laura V. Hamner, Phebe K. Warner, and
Inez Christian Doshier this volume could not have been con-
The outstanding map work done by Miss Maxine Weaver
merits a special thanks also.
The efforts of each person are gratefully acknowledged-
without you this book would not be possible. We know you will
share with us, the pride we feel in this history of Armstrong
From the year 1878 Armstrong County has been occupied by cattlemen and
later, farmers. This is their story. It is the story of the establishment of homes,
of small villages, of schools, churches, of the changes in agriculture, and the
coming of the age of mechanism.
We believe that to write the history of a county is to write the history of
its people. So we have endeavored to give our readers a picture of the people
of Armstrong County throughout its history. We have each been our own his-
torian, and we have only one regret-that we could not secure the history of
every person and family who have made our country what it is today. We hope
this volume will be the beginning of further efforts to collect the history of the
county as it progresses from year to year.
Suffice it to say that for seventy-five years there has been a spot deep in
the center of this area of the Panhandle-Plains of Texas known as Armstrong
County. Here fine people have settled, lived, added their bit to history and
passed on--this county had no gold-rush town, no oil-boom town-it has been
a farming and ranching country all of its days. If the residents are a little more
than ordinarily concerned with the whims of the weather, one may understand
why. The soil and its piaducts are our heritage and our responsibility.
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Armstrong County Historical Society. A Collection of Memories: A History of Armstrong County, 1876-1965, book, 1965; Hereford, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91040/m1/8/: accessed August 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .