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[Eubank & Park Drugs]

Description: Photograph of the Eubank & Park Drug store in Childress, Texas. The drug store is sandwiched between two other businesses. There is a large sign in front of the drug store and above the entrance of the drug store.
Date: unknown

[Childress City Hall and Fire Station, Early 1900's]

Description: Photograph of the Childress fire station next to City Hall. There are two men standing in the open doorway of the garage. The building is unmarked except for a sign that says "City Secretary, City Tax Collector, Water Department" which is to the right of the men standing in the garage.
Date: unknown

[The Best Courts in Childress, Texas]

Description: Photograph of Best Courts in Childress, Texas. The tourist court is located on the corner of an intersection and stands next to residential homes. The tourist court is labeled with several signs.
Date: unknown

McFarland Battery & Electric

Description: Photograph of five unidentified men inside McFarland Battery & Electric which was owned by A. V. McFarland, the original director of the Childress County Heritage Museum. The men are standing in a garage area and there is an early-model car behind them. A sign on the wall on the left side of the image says "We are not responsible for loss by fire or theft."
Date: unknown

Ribbon Cutting of the First Childress County Heritage Museum

Description: Janet Norris (Mrs. E. E. Smith) cuts a red ribbon as Mayor Glen Buckley and County Judge Harper Knight hold the ribbon taut for her at the ribbon cutting and opening of the Childress County Heritage Museum in 1976. The ribbon cutting and opening of the CCHM happened in conjunction with the county's bi-centennial celebration. The museum's new home was in a refurbished jail on the courthouse square.
Date: unknown

Judge A. J. Fires

Description: Framed portrait of Judge A. J. Fires looking towards the camera in a dark suit with white collared shirt and a polka-dot bow tie. His right hand is sitting on an open book and holding his eye glasses. Fires arrived in Childress in a snow storm on November 10, 1886, and was active in the organization of the county seat. He was elected county judge and later district judge. The flag at the Childress post office was lowered to half staff at the time of his death at age 81.
Date: unknown

["Boneheads" Working in the Community]

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".
Date: 1958

[Childress Green House 1950's]

Description: Photograph of a greenhouse in Childress, Texas. There are several trees and plants surrounding the greenhouse and there is a bench in the foreground.
Date: unknown

[Childress High School Boys Football Team 1930]

Description: Photograph of Childress High School Boys Football Team in 1930. The members are posing in three rows, the back two rows are standing and the front row is sitting. Two men in suits are standing on the right hand side of the photograph. The football players are wearing their team sweaters which displays a large "C". They are standing in front of an unidentifiable brick building.
Date: 1930

The Childress Index

Description: Photograph of a window display at The Childress Index taken at night. There is a poster on a Samson card table which reads: "Win! A genuine Samson regular $4.00 card table in our canned foods guessing contest. Ask for details!" On either side of the table are stacked IGA products including apricots, cranberry sauce, salad dressing, fruit cocktail, and tomato juice. There are two unidentified men sitting inside of the store in the center of the frame.
Date: unknown
Creator: Stanford Studio

["Bonehead" Troop Gathers for Cato's Funeral]

Description: Photograph of the "Bonehead Boys" at the funeral of their deceased scout master, Edwin "KOW" Cato. The men are posing in four rows, the front two are kneeling and the back two rows are standing. There is a bus behind them with their troop name "Bonehead Boys" painted across the roof, right above the windows.
Date: 1960

[A. L. Mills with Buffaloes in Childress Fair Park 1960's]

Description: Photograph of a man, A. L. Mills, looking at a mother buffalo and her calf through a wire fence. The man is wearing a coat and has his hands in his pockets. Both the buffaloes and the man are faced towards each other. There are leafless tress in the background.
Date: unknown

Gene Autry in Childress, Texas

Description: Photograph of a smiling Gene Autry dressed in a button-up shirt, cowboy hat and cowboy boots with a baseball glove on his hand behind his back. We see his left profile. Behind him is a large building with a large screened window on the right side of the frame, a screened door behind Mr. Autry, and three electricity gauge boxes. There is grass and weeds in front of the building.
Date: unknown

[Cowboys Riding Mules]

Description: Photograph of four cowboys on a ranch. Each cowboy is posing on a mule and are equipped with their rancher gear. The second cowboy from the left is Andy Scott and the last cowboy on the right is Reese Barton.
Date: unknown

The Car-Vu

Description: Photograph of two people sitting in a car and watching a movie at the drive-in theater Car-Vu. The movie is projected on a large screen in front of the vehicle.
Date: unknown

[Chow Time for the Shoenail Ranch Cowboys]

Description: Photograph of a group of cowboys on a ranch during lunch time. There are ten adult men and two young boys posing along two wagons with cooking and eating utensils scattered all around them.
Date: unknown

[Fort Worth & Denver City Roundhouse Built at Childress Shop Yards in 1910]

Description: Photograph of the Forth Worth & Denver City Railroad roundhouse and shop yards in Childress, Texas. This photograph contains two images. The top image is of the roundhouse and the bottom image is of the shop yard. The roundhouse is made of brick and mortar and is surrounded by several train tracks and wheels. The shop yard is full of buildings, structures, and steam engines labeled "Fort Worth & Denver".
Date: unknown

[The Era of the Steam Engine Would Soon End]

Description: Photograph of seven steam engines lined in a row on a railroad track. The first steam engine is labeled number 402. There are poles in the background and weeds in the foreground.
Date: unknown

[Cattle Roundup on Crews Brother Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a heard of cattle running across an open field. There is an automobile and a man standing on the horizon.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mark Hanna Photo