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Old Settlers 1946

Description: Photograph of several young and old gathered in Fair Park for the 58th Old Settlers Reunion on July 18th, 1946. There are several cars parked behind the settlers beneath some trees.
Date: July 18, 1946
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Lovers Retreat]

Description: Lovers' Retreat has been called one of the most scenic spots in Texas. This popular picnic spot, located on Eagle Creek north of US Highway 180 (four miles west of Palo Pinto, and south of the creek) was used for many years for camp meetings, and the annual Palo Pinto Old Settlers Reunion. This photograph shows some of the huge boulders in the area north of Eagle Creek, which were accessible from the picnic area by a suspension foot-bridge that spanned a popular swimming and fishing hole. This spectacular recreation area is currently [2007] on private property, and no longer accessible to the public.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Barbecue at Old Settler's Reunion 1919

Description: Photograph of public gathering. Photograph of Van Horn, TX. Old Settler's Reunion, August 28, 1919. Photograph taken from Old Courthouse looking north.
Date: August 28, 1919
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

Old Settler's Day, 1919

Description: Photograph of parade on street. Photograph of military band, automobiles and spectators at parade by train station at Van Horn, Texas' Old Settler's Day, August 28, 1919. Image labeled "The Band, Van Horn, Tex., Aug-28-1919.
Date: August 28, 1919
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

Old Settler's Day, 1919

Description: Photograph of people, horses, and automobiles in front of train station. Photograph of Van Horn, Texas' Old Settler's Day 1919 people, horses, and automobiles in front of train station, with caption, "Waiting for Gov. Hobby, Van Horn, Tex., Aug-28-1919"
Date: August 28, 1919
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

[News Script: Reunion]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about ten thousand settlers assembling for the 64th annual Johnson County Old Settlers Reunion.
Date: August 7, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Old Settlers Parade

Description: Old Settlers parade in Childress, Texas. A small float in the shape of a building is being drawn by two horses. One of the horses has a sign on him, but the only legible word is "Childress." Men in light-colored suites follow the leading float and more floats can be seen in the distance down the road. Horse-drawn vehicles and pedestrians line the sides of the streets to view the parade.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Old Settlers Beard Contest - Late 1950's

Description: Photograph of Bob Johnson, left, and Morris Higley, right, showing their beards after participating in a beard contest at an Old Settlers Association event in the 1950's.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[News Clip: Reunion]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about ten thousand settlers assembling for the 64th annual Johnson County Old Settlers Reunion. The video shows spectators and performers at Alvarado's town square.
Date: August 7, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections