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Updated August 14 2002
LINKS TEXAS PANHANDLE, OK Territory,  ADOBE WALLS, ETC
Primarily to Articles in New Handbook of Texas.
 
 Click Here Photo and History 0f Historic Tyler Mansion below
Click Here History of Mullock Way Station and O'Laughlin Ranch Hansford Co. TX
The Way Station was located on the Dodge City-Tascosa Trail on my Great-Grandparents Ranch. Two Articles-one written by My Grandmother Julia Hibbs McManus in Spring 1999, and the 2nd article written by her sister Ruth Hibbs Reardon.( Not Pierce-this is my mothers tree Faus hibbs Luke)


http://www.electricscotland.com/history/america/smoky.htm

this articles contains info about Russell connected to my pierce families and good info about the settlement of the panhande of texas and the plains

if you have links you want featured here please contact me
eztone@hotmail.com

 

Hanford County Spearman Tx 
Handbook of Texas Online- SPEARMAN, TX
has the Stationmaster house museum
Reba Hunter is the Director
I hope to get more info about the museum here soon
Reba is doing a Great Job
My mother Juanita Pierce had worked to help get the museum going for
many years.  My Aunt Ruby Saltness had done Reba's job in the 1980s
and worked on the two Hansford County history Books.

click here photo of museum


PaloDuro, Texas, was Mentioned in Dodge City Times, in 1877, as being 21 miles north of Adobe Walls on the straight road to Lakin, Kansas. Possibly it was the original name of old Hansford.

Spearman, Tx - WOULD YOU BELIEVE-
Adobe Walls

Stationmaster's House Museum
30 South Townsend
Spearman, Texas 79081
806-659-3008 Reba Hunter

Spearman Tx Photo Page by Jay McMullan formerly of Spearman Tx

Hansford County Genweb page Genealogy and History of the Areal

The First School in Spearman Tx  By Susan Pierce Dacus Allen 1960

http://www.co.hansford.tx.us/index.html

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/6638/fcc.html

http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhansfo/1934school.html
this page has the 1934 Spearman School Photography. My Dad JL Pierce
happens to be in this class along with Peter Vernon who married my dad's cousin
Betty Jo Pierce (now vernonO

hansford vanished communities

Spearman School 1934, Hansford Co., TX -- A USGenWeb Project ...

http://www.rra.dst.tx.us/c_t/history/hansford/SPEARMAN.cfm

Faus Family Genealogy Photo page--My Mothers Father's Family
... cLICK ON THE SMALL PHOTOS TO VIEW THE FULL SIZE PHOTOS. Rube Faus at
Bootshop Spearman Tx 1970's. My Grandfather Rube Faus the bootmaker. ...
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/ ~piercescga/fausphoto.html - 10k - Cached - Similar pages

Amarillo Globe-News: Obituaries: Julia Hibbs Faus McManus 09/11/ ...

http://www.collectorsguide.com Ernest Wilmeth II Painter/Artistl

ERNEST WILMETH II
Ernest Wilmeth was born in 1952 in a small town in the Texas panhandle (Spearman Tx). ... 2003 Ernest Wilmeth II � Last Modified: June 9, 2003.
www.ernestwilmeth.com/ - 9k -

http://www.amazingsites.com/trip/tornado_alley.htm

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/topic/cemeteries/Wtx/Hansford/ListHansford.html

http://www.spearmanfire.com/default.htm

Handbook of Texas Online- HANSFORD COUNTY

In Memoriam Bob Cluck

http://www.utahwest.com/Truck/spear.htm

Amarillo Globe-News: Obituaries: Worley J. Smith 09/19/02

http://www.greatamericantrails.com/nature_trails/tx_wildlife/canadian_river/crl_001.html

click here photo of Hansford courthouse

http://www.simplyfredericksburg.com/resumeposter/admin/DynellM.shtml
Leslie Dynell  formerly of spearman

http://www.hchd.net/
hansford county hospital district

http://agprogram.tamu.edu/who/members/district1.html
panhandle of texas extension offices

http://tornado.sfsu.edu/geosciences/StormChasing/cases/ChaseLogs/2002/Graphics/May23Spearman.jpg

bad storm near spearman 2002

http://tornado.sfsu.edu/geosciences/StormChasing/cases/ChaseLogs/2002/Graphics/May23John_small.jpg

storm near spearman tx  05/23/02

http://www.hppr.org/About.htm

high plains public radio  installs new transmitter in spearman tx

Picture History - Dust Storm Approaching Spearman, Texas
... Dust Storm Approaching Spearman, Texas Here is a dust storm as it approaches
Spearman, Texas, on April 14, 1935. Related Categories: Storms, ...
www.picturehistory.com/find/p/3580/mcms.html

http://www.spearmanlynx.com

spearman lynx sports page Lynx and Lynxette Booster Club

http://www.windmillersgazette.com/history.html

mentions windmills in panhandle of texas and spearman windmill museum
also mentions shattuck Oklahoma windmill museum

http://pview.findlaw.com/view/2499716_1

T Kevin Nelson Amarillo Attorney Born in Spearman Tx

Jean Porter  born in Spearman Texas
Professor of Religious ethics Notre Dame university
probably one of the greatest intellects to ever come out of the Panhandle of Texas
http://www.google.com/custom search for Jean Porter formerly of spearman tx

Endowed Chairs at Notre Dame
... Dame's theology department since 1990, Jean Porter (of Spearman Texas)
 was named ... ethics and moral theology,
Professor Porter is the ... Virtue: The Relevance of Aquinas for Christian ...
www.nd.edu/~prinfo/endow/artsletters/ endow_porter.shtml

 

http://theology.nd.edu/people/all/porter-jean/index.shtml  DEC 2009

 

 

http://provost.nd.edu/assets/78572/final_porter_ad_small_.pdf Nice Photo of Jeanie  cover of Provst magazine.

Team Debate Texas State Champions

Spearman Winners Coached by June Heidelberg Porter Spearman Texas
1965-1966 2A Girls Spearman D’dee Collard and Linnie Bollinger
1967-1968 2A Girls Spearman Lisa Curry and Linnie Bollinger
1968-1969 2A Girls Spearman Linnie Bollinger and Lisa Curry
1970-1971 2A Girls Spearman Camille Baggerly and Jean Porter
1971-1972 2A Girls Spearman Jean Porter and Camille Baggerly

Frank Porter husband of June H Porter and
Father of Jean Porter Passed away 1991 Chandler OK.

http://www.findagrave.com/Frank W Porter Spearman Texas  


Bosque Johnson County Areas
and some Pierce Links
note all the Handbook Tx
link are bad will redo these soon
or you can search on your own
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook

 

PIERCE JUNCTION, TX
PIERCE, ABEL HEAD [SHANGHAI]
PIERCE, FRANK CUSHMAN
PIERCE, JOHN LEONARD
PIERCE, JONATHAN EDWARDS
PIERCE, LEONARD, JR.
PIERCE, LOVICK
PIERCE, TX
PIERCES CHAPEL, TX
BEAN, PETER ELLIS
BOSQUEVILLE, TX
BRAZOS RIVER
BRAZOS POINT, TX
BUCHANAN, TX
WARDVILLE, TX
BELTON, Tx Nolanville Nolansprings
NAVARRO COUNTY
RIO VISTA, TX
BLUM, TX
BLUM, LEON
WHITNEY, TX
ROBERTSON, STERLING CLACK
LEFTWICH, ROBERT
PETERS COLONY

ROBERTSON'S COLONY
DEWITT'S COLONY
Handbook of Texas Online BRAZOS LARGOS INDIANS


Johnson county links
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Johnson County
Kent Colony-Kimball Bend crossing
Bosque County History
BELTON, Tx Nolanville Nolan Springs
NAVARRO COUNTY
RIO VISTA, TX
BLUM, TX
BLUM, LEON
WHITNEY, TX

 

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This is the" Tyler Mansion" as we called it.  It was the main ranch house of the Tyler Ranch.  It was located north of Morse on the creek.  My dad used to let me explore it on my own when we fixed Ballentine's Windmill's located down the creek.  I was always fascinated by this house, seen from the highway it seemed like a real Panhandle Haunted house. It was gigantic in size for a home built in the late 1800's in the panhandle.  Will get more info on the Tyler's soon.

new link nov 2012
Stanley Cushing Tyler
from Texas State Historical Assoc.


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Tyler Ranch House

Hansford County, Texas

Among the very first to settle on the Palo
Duro Creek in Hansford county was Stanley
Cushing Tyler, my grandfather, from Lowell,
Massachachusetts write an outstanding
and colorful pioneer experience.
The son of a wealthy banking family and
a student at Harvard University, he was
found to be in poor health and was advised
to come to the Western plains, which he did
in 1879, a youth of twenty years.
Upon his arrival he bought four sections
of land from the state for $1 an acre and
another four sections from an individual for
an undisclosed sum. He also leased some
100,000 acres from the State. This ranch
took the name of the V-Z Bar Ranch and he
called the V-Z Bar his cattle brand.
The first improvements Tyler built were a
small two-room sod house, a pole barn and
corrals. Because rock was easier to find
than wood, a major portion of the corrals
were made of rock. After five years of learning
the business of cattle ranching, Tyler returned
to Massachusetts to claim his boyhood
sweetheart, Mary Elizabeth Ayers,
daughter of a prominent Charleston,
Massachusetts family.
Following the marriage, the long trip from
the East to the Panhandle of Texas began.
The couple took the train as far as it would
take them. that being Dodge City, Kansas.
some 185 miles from their destination. The
rest of the trip was made in a buckboard followed
by wagons carrying their belongings.
The Tyler's assembled in that sod house
rich antique furniture and drapes, creating
an oasis like atmosphere in the midst of the
stark plains country.
In 1885, Mr. and Mrs. Tyler were blessed
with their first born child, a girl. They christened
her Mary Elizabeth. For this blessed
event Mrs. Tyler went back to her family in
New England where she might receive the
best of medical attention.
When baby Mary was a few weeks old,
the young mother, accompanied by a
nurse, boarded the train back to Dodge City
where they were met by the new father and
buckboard for the overland trip to the
ranch. For the birth of the second child.
Ethel, the trip was repeated. The last three
children, Stanley Cushing, a son who
passed away at the age of five months; Oliver
Stanley "Ollie" a second son; and a
daughter, Fanny Stanley, were born on the
ranch with the attendance of community
physicians and nurses from Kansas City.
Following the birth of the children, Judge
Tyler, as the rancher became known
through serving Hansford County in that
capacity for some time, built for himself and
family a spacious new home. Located in a
vast grassland on the Palo Duro creek near
the old sod house, the Tyler home was one
of the area’s first stone buildings. The Victorian
mansion was built in 1891. With solid
rock walls and high gabled roof, the two
storied mansion was an impressive sight to
early day cowboys and settlers. Built in a
land and time when reinforcing iron was difficult
to acquire, gothic arches were of necessity
used above each window and door.
The house had a floor plan that is impressive
90 years later. It had seven bedrooms,
a parlor, a dinning room, kitchen and full
basement.
Tyler imported a stone mason and carpenter
from Dodge City. It took the craftsmen
and eight cowboys a full year to complete
the job. The stone was cut with a large
cross-cut saw and hauled about three miles
from the quarry to the building sate. The
nails, window glass, hardware and lumber
were hauled from Dodge City by freight
wagons. Large cottonwood logs, brought
from the Canadian River by teams, were
placed in the basement for support.
The furnishings, also brought from
Dodge City, had originally come from the East.
Life was stern and full of hardships during
those early years, but it was for the most
part, an enjoyable life. The Tyler's had many
parties and dances in their home. The
neighbors would come from miles around
bringing extra food and blankets for their
children to sleep in the buggies.
In 1907, after 28 years of the austere life
on the high plains cattle ranch, Judge and
Mrs. Tyler decided to move to Guymon in
order to enjoy the comforts of city life. Here
they built a new home and furnished it with
many of the New England antiques and
pieces that had been brought to the ranch
by way of Dodge City and freight wagon.
But Judge Tyler was not ready to retire
and immediately plunged into the activities
of building a new town. He instigated the
construction of the town’s light and water
plant and organized and owned the telephone
company in Guymon. He was a diligent
and devoted worker in the Masonic
Lodge. He served as President of the First
National Bank and ,was involved in the dry
dry goods business with his son-in-law, L.E.
udge and Mrs. Tyler were confirmed in
the Episcopal Church as young people and
were ever-firm believers in the teachings of
that church. But as there was no organization
of that church here, they united with
the Presbyterian Church and were active In
the work of this church
The Tyler's resided in Guymon the remainder
of their lives, Judge Tyler passed
away in 1927 and Mrs. Tyler in 1936.
The two older daughters, Mary and Ethel,
attended school in the East where they
stayed with their grandmother. Some of the
two girls’ earlier years were spent in the
country schools with Ollie and Fanny. Ollie
also attended St. Johns Military Academy in
Kansas and business college in Valparaiso,
Indiana. Mary was married to L.E. Latham in Guymon
where he was a retail merchant. Mary passed away in
1974  and her husband died
in 1968. Their children are Mrs. Gilbert
(Mary Lou) Peppers and Tyler Latham, both
of Guymon. Ethel married Rutledge Henderson and
had one daughter, Mrs. R.L. (Ethalinda)
Valdez of Guymon. Ethel died in 1952 and
Rutledge passed away in 1955.
Ollie married Rose Cook, daughter of
T.A. Cook, an early day Hansford County
rancher and had two sons, Stanley and Oliver,
Jr., both of whom were born at the
ranch, Rose died in 1919. Ollie later married Thyra
Owen and had two sons, Owen
of Odessa and Byron of Amarillo. Ollie died
in 1971, Ollie was honored as Parade Marshall
by the Guymon Pioneer days in 1970.

By Stanley T. Tyler
From Hansford History Book  Volume 1
by Hansford Historical Commission
Page 288


New Handbook of TX History Online

note all the Handbook Tx
link are bad will redo these soon
or you can search on your own
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook

 

Web Links for
Adobe Walls and other Tx & OK Panhandle History Web Links 
Most are links to Handbook of Tx History Online Version

 

note all the Handbook Tx
link are bad will redo these soon
or you can search on your own
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook
Adobe Walls 1st Battle
   Adobe Walls 2nd Battle
  Adobe Walls Trail
  Adobe Walls Texas
Fort Elliot
History of Texas Panhandle
Wheeler County TX
Mobeetie Tx
Hansford County History
HANSFORD, JOHN M.
BARCC Ranch(Cresswell) Hemphill
CRESSWELL, HENRY WHITESIDE
CRESSWELL, TX
Morse Texas
Josiah Wright Mooar-Adobe Walls
Mooar, John Wesley
Panhandle History-Big Die Up
S Palo Duro Creek-Cator
Hansford Tx
JH Cator
Tascosa-Dodge KS Trail
TASCOSA, TX
FORT PHANTOM HILL RESERVOIR
FORT PHANTOM HILL
TASCOSA
MCCORMICK, FRENCHY
RUDOLPH, CHARLES FRANCIS
ROMERO, CASIMERO
EAST, JAMES H.
LIT RANCH
L'ARCHEVEQUE, JEAN
L'ARCHEVEQUE, SOSTENES
WOODMAN, W. H.
Potter Blocker Trail
OLDHAM COUNTY
OLDHAM, WILLIAM
MCALLISTER, WALTER WILLIAMS, SR

Wolf Creek
Buried Indian City-Perryton
Ochiltree County
Old Ochiltree, TX
Olaughlin Trading Post
Panhandle Drift Fences
Alibates Antelope Creek Phase
Wilburn Barton-Ochiltree Lipscombe
Joseph Morgan Canadian-Lipscombe
Turkey Track Ranch
Alibates Flint Quarries-Borger
Canadian River
Canadian Breaks
Canadian River Expedition
CORONADO EXPEDITION
Ruffner Survey
Caleb Cape Wilingham
Spearman TX
Coburn Hansford Land & CC
Oslo Tx-Hansford County
QuarterCircle T Ranch-Bugbee
Bugbee, Thomas Sherman
Wheat-Hansford County
James Sanford
Scissors Ranch-Adobe Walls
Enid Ochiltree Failed Railroad
Asa Borger-Founder Stinnett Borger
HUTCHINSON Co Bent Ft Adobe Walls
Jacob Rice Phillips
Pastores-sheep herdsmen
William Thomas Coble Ranch
Quivera
Olive King Dixon
William (Billy) Dixon
Billy Dixon Buffalo Wallow
Plemons TX
PLEMONS, WILLIAM BUFORD
Amos Chapman Ft Supply
Causey, Thomas Ft Supply
Canadian River Exped Ft Supply
Rath Trail Ft Supply
RATH, CHARLES
Jay Taylor Baker & Taylor
John Summerfield Palo Duro Creek
Connell Eubanks Ranch
Lymons Wagon Train
LIPSCOMB COUNTY
LIPSCOMB, ABNER SMITH
LIPSCOMB, TX
Seven K Ranch

Jones Plummer Trail
PLUMMER, JOSEPH H.
Charles Edward Jones
Western Trail(Dodge City)
Cattle Trailing
Cattle Rustling
Buffalo
Sante Fe Trail
Goodnight Loving Trail
Goodnight, Charles
Goodnight, Mary Ann (Molly)
GOODNIGHT RANCH
GOODNIGHT, TX
Old Tascosa Texas
Chisholm Trail
John Hatcher
Lone Wolf Bents Fort
Bents Fort James W Abert
George Allen Simpson
Snivley Expedition
SNIVELY, JACOB
Charles Edward jones
Commancheros
James Wiley Magoffin
Adobe Creek
Abercromibe, James Smither
Abercrombie, Leonard Anderson
Onate Expedition, Juan De Onate
BENT CREEK
HEMPHILL COUNTY
SHER-HAN, TX Ghostown Hansford Co.
 BUFFALO HUNTING
HUTCHINSON COUNTY
SHARPS BUFFALO RIFLE
LEE, WILLIAM MCDOLE
SANFORD, TX
OLDHAM COUNTY
Amiel Weeks Whipple
WHIPPLE EXPEDITION
PALO DURO CANYON, BATTLE OF
PALO DURO CANYON
BORGER, TX
John Hansford
WASHITA RIVER
DALHART ARMY AIR FIELD
DALHART, TX
DALLAM COUNTY

 

 

These are PDF's of the new   Articles
(thru Torrey Trading) are new
These are not in the links above
Springer Ranch
John Summerfield
Tehuacana Creek Council
David Torrey
Ellsworth Torrey
Frank Torrey
James Torrey
Thomas Torrey
Torrey Trading

Hansford County Appraisal District
709 W. 7th
Spearman, Texas 79081-3407
Box 519, Spearman, Texas 79081
(806) 659-5575 fax: (806) 659-5109

Hansford County Tax Assessor-Collector
Helen Dry
PO Box 9 Spearman, TX 79081
Main and Northwest Court
Spearman, TX 79081-0009
(806) 659-4120 (806) 659-4124

Hansford District & County Clerk
Kim V. Vera
P.O.Box 397 or P.O. Box 367
Spearman, TX 79081-0367
(806) 659-4110 or (806) 659-4111
or (806) 659-2666

Hansford County Sheriff
R.L. McFarlin, Jr.
Box 68
Spearman, TX 79081
(806) 659-4140

Hansford County Courthouse
P. O. Box 367
Spearman , TX 79081
(806) 659-4100 fax1: (806) 659-4100
fax2: (806) 659-2025

 

 Sheri Benton, Library Director
Hansford County Library
122 Main Street
Spearman, TX 79081

PHONE: 806-659-2231

FAX: 806-659-5042

E-MAIL: spesheri@visto.com

 


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