Saturday, June 25, 2016

Some more photos from Willis TX

1915 tomato farmers were bringing their crop to the rails in Willis, TX

And the following clipping is a 1887 news story about vigilante justice in Willis, TX - a bit of wild west law


The Old Woodbridge Boarding House in Willis, TX.

In the late 1800s, a school for all ages, some students were housed in nearby dormitories.  The school building is gone now, but a historic marker and the school bell are nearby still.

 The Willis water tower.

In the Longmire area of Willis, a couple of homesteaders take a water break from plowing.  The couple are Homer and Delfia Calfee, photo taken around 1900.


The King Hotel, popular for train travelers from late 19th century to early 20th century.  I'm pretty sure this is a different building from the one depicted in a previous post Here. 





1 comment:

  1. Barbara -- Great vintage photos. Nice that you identified the folks and buildings in the photos. -- barbara

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