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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
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This real photo postcard (RPPC) shows "downtown" Bovina Texas in 1913.

The town was established as Bull Town in 1898 with a railroad switch to help cowboys unload feed for cattle. The post office was established in 1899 and the name was changed to Bovina.

In 1913 (when this image was taken) the town had grown to a Main Street with businesses. By 1915, the population numbered about 200.

The back of the postcard has an early town postmark that confirms the inked date on the front.

Reproduction of this image in any form is not authorized.

Thanks for looking.

Scott

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    Wow, hopping place to hang out!
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    It may be Amber-- I'd bet one of those buildngs is a bar!

    Scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks bones, packrat and manikin.

    Scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Manikin, Rafael and bratjdd.

    Scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran and Budek.

    Scott
  6. Bootson Bootson, 3 years ago
    Only one?
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    OK-- most bars! At least one is the post office, but that may be in the back of the bar.

    Scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks gate, vetraio, bellin and kerry.

    Scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks bratjdd and fourpeeps.

    Scott
  10. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 3 years ago
    Looked up Bovina on the map. For sure it's west Texas and must have been a desolate place to live in 1913! Thanks for sharing, Scott.
  11. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    It is a true Texas "cow town"-- originally called "Bull Town"!

    Scott
  12. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking macca.

    Scott

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