Nocona - The Early Years (Scroll horizontally to view images and vertically to read text; click on images to bring up larger versions.)

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This selection of photographs provided by the citizens and now residing in the Permanent Collection of the Tales 'N' Trails Museum shows the early years of the community and surrounding areas. It puts a "face" and sometimes names to activities over a 100 years ago that were a formative influence. The text is extracted from TSHA (Texas State Historical Association) and other sources to provide as accurate a narrative as possible to reflect the mores and living conditions of the time.

The photographs are courtesy of: Bill Billings, Bill Crowe, Louie Labeau, Nell Ann McBroom, Doris Reed, Glenn and Marie Stouder, James Wallace, Clarice Whiteside, Rosemary Wingate, and Eddie Yetter. The originals were scanned by Mike Storey. The restorations, poster layouts, and research (text) are by Tom R. Chambers. The research was edited and approved by Nell Ann McBroom (Director/Curator, Tales 'N' Trails Museum) and Max Brown (Historian).

Nocona is Tom R. Chambers' hometown.

Exhibition: Tales 'N' Trails Museum, Nocona, Texas, November 4 - December 31, 2017.

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