Our Homes and Country Illustrated
by  Chambers & Anderson, Abilene, Texas

Published in 1904, this 67-page booklet (10 1/2" x 13 3/4") list early residents of Taylor County, Texas. The booklet contains photographs (aside from the advertisements) of the resident’s homes, farmhouses or ranch houses from the early 20th Century. A short narrative of the resident also appears below the photograph. The residents names contained in this booklet are listed below.  Communities that are listed include - Potosi, Caps, Lawn, Jim Ned Valley, Nubia. Other towns are Tuscola, communities north of Abilene, Merkel, Trent and Abilene. Five samples of the entries appear on the left column. Excellent for genealogy research.
  Booklet Samples

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Booklet's contents:

Inside Cover: Advertisement by Ed S. Hughes & Co. Abilene, Texas. Full page
Introduction page.
Page 1 Taylor and Adjoining Counties-Article narrative.
Page 2 Brief History on Potosi, Texas.  J.A. Brown, Potosi, Texas; T.P. Westbrook, Potosi, Texas; W.C. Holly, Potosi, Texas.
Page 3 Full page advertisement by Morgan Weaver, with photo.
Page 4 W.A. Bowles, Potosi, Texas; T.C. Cox, Potosi, Texas; J.M. Chandler, Potosi, Texas; E.H. Fuqua, Potosi, Texas.
Page 5 D.J. Hollingshead, Potosi, Texas; D.W. Bynum, Potosi, Texas; Ben Holly, Potosi, Texas; W.T. Lindley, Potosi, Texas.
Page 6 J.T. Badgett, Potosi, Texas; S.R. Murphree, Potosi, Texas; Allen Williams, Potosi, Texas; Joe Holly, Potosi, Texas.
Page 7 Advertisement by Steffens & Lowden Bankers, full page.  
Page 8 M.C. Bynum, Potosi, Texas; J.B. Seaton, Potosi, Texas; W,S. Chinn, Potosi, Texas; A.J.  Cameron, Potosi, Texas.
Page 9 Lo Fletcher, Potosi, Texas; D.E. Kauffman, Dudley, Texas; C.P. Lisman, Dudley, Texas; J.N. Smith, Dudley, Texas.
Page 10 Brief History of Caps, Texas. H.U. Drummond, Caps, Texas; R.E. Edmison, Caps, Texas; W.H. Robertson, Caps, Texas
Page 11 Advertisement by Minter Dry Goods Co. with photo. Full page.
Page 12 J.W. Chapman, Caps, Texas; J.G. Laughlin, Caps, Texas; C.A. Robeson, Caps, Texas; J.W. Taylor,  Caps, Texas.
Page 13 Robert Malone, Caps, Texas; G.F. Roberson, Caps, Texas; H.R. Wilson, Caps, Texas; R.C. Young, Caps, Texas.
Page 14 T.R. Newberry, Caps, Texas; L.M. Blakemore, Caps, Texas; J.E. Kendall, Caps, Texas; J.H. Ashby, Caps, Texas.
Page 15 W.A. Darby, Caps, Texas; Mrs. C.A. Milliken, Caps, Texas; J.W. Newberry. Caps, Texas. Quarter page advertisement by Daniel  & Shackelford.
Page 16 Four quarter page advertisements, A.C. Anderson Blacksmith; Spaulding Bros; W.T. Reynolds Real Estate; The Abilene Reporter.
Page 17 Brief History of Lawn and Tuscola, Texas. A.B. Britton, Lawn, Texas; F.E. Henderson, Lawn, Texas; W.C. Barnard, Lawn, Texas.
Page 18 Full page advertisement by George L. Paxton, Abilene, Texas. With photo.
Page 19 S.N. Landers, Lawn, Texas; N.J. Roberts, Lawn, Texas; C.B. Swindle, Lawn, Texas; W.N. Baker, Lawn, Texas.
Page 20 J.H. Landers, Lawn, Texas; J.G. Williams, Lawn, Texas; T.A. Rippy, Lawn, Texas; W.J. Landers, Lawn, Texas.
Page 21 “Uncle” Bob Baker, Lawn, Texas; E.A. Martin, Lawn, Texas; A.L. Roberts, Lawn, Texas; J.R. Landers, Lawn, Texas; 
Page 22 Half page advertisement by The Standard No. 12 Sulky Planter. Two quarter page advertisements by Abilene Shoe Co.;  The Emporium Millinery
Page 23 B.C. Gaither, Tuscola, Texas; T.W. Watson, Tuscola, Texas; George Hafner, Tuscola, Texas; R.J. Poe, Tuscola, Texas.
Page 24 D.H. Cole, Tuscola, Texas; C.P. Booker, Tuscola, Texas; Rand Home of P.T. Hurt, Tuscola, Texas; Fine Horses owned by P.T. Hurt.
Page 25 Full page advertisement by The Citizens National Bank. With photo.
Page 26 C.M. Cash, Tuscola, Texas; J.L. Graham, Tuscola, Texas; L.J. Groves, Tuscola, Texas;  Ranch of Capt. C.M. Pearre, Guion, Texas.
Page 27 Home and store J.D. Elliott. Moro, Texas; John S. Brown, Hamby, Texas; H.W. Richardson, Hamby, Texas; H. B. Manley, Deadman Valley, Texas
Page 28 C.H. Creighton, near Hamby, Texas; R.P. Hall, near Hamby, Texas; D.W. Wristen, near Hamby, Texas; Scene of Rev. O.D. McElroy, Hamby, Texas.
Page 29 J.F. Darnell, Hamby, Texas; F.W. Girand, near Abilene, Texas; J.N. Shepherd, near Abilene, Texas; J.A. Favors, near Abilene, Texas.
Page 30 Dr. J.G. Dodge, Hodges, Texas; H.C. Hall, Truby, Texas; J.D. Bowen, Hodges, Texas; C.B. Scarborough, Truby, Texas.
Page 31 Half page advertisement by Abilene Dry Goods Co.; Mrs. E.H. Holstein, 18 miles northwest of Abilene, Texas; J.S. Manly Spring Creek, Texas, 15 miles northwest of Abilene, Texas.
Page 32 Full page advertisement by Farmers and Merchants National Bank.
Page 33 Brief History of Merkel and Surroundings. ;Merkel Public School Building. J.T. Warren, Merkel, Texas; J.W. Daniel, Merkel, Texas.
Page 34 W.P. Thurmond, Merkel, Texas; Business of W.H. Dickson, Merkel, Texas; R.A. Miller, Merkel, Texas. Immigrants Home and Wagon Yard, Merkel, Texas.
Page 35 Half page advertisement of The First National Bank of Merkel, Texas. With photo; Ceo. S. Berry, Merkel, Texas. With narrative article.
Page 36 J.B. Ferrier, Merkel, Texas; Ranch scene of C.P. Warren, Merkel, Texas; W.W. Wheeler, Merkel, Texas; C.M. Largent, Texas.
Page 37 Samuel P. Butman, Nubia, Texas; Scene of Samuel P. Butman, Merkel, Texas; C.L. Brown, Nubia, Texas; W.L. Cogburn, Nubia, Texas.
Page 38 Hon. John T. Tucker, Nubia, Texas; A. Whisenhunt, Nubia, Texas; J.E. Costephens, Nubia, Texas; W.M. Clark, Nubia, Texas.
Page 39 H.D. Clark, Nubia, Texas; W.C. Newberry, Trent, Texas; James Baker, Trent, Texas; Mr. Baker’s Fine Stallions.
Page 40 Brief History of Abilene, Texas. Dabney Harvey, Abilene, Texas.
Page 41 Geo. W. McDaniel, Abilene, Texas; W.K. Early, Abilene, Texas; W.A. Bowie, Abilene, Texas; A.R. Christopher, Abilene, Texas.
Page 42 E.N. Kirby, Esq., Abilene, Texas; P.O. Forbus, post office, , Abilene, Texas;  A.S. Payton, Abilene, Texas; Col. J.W. Childers, Abilene, Texas.
Page 43 H.O. Wooten, Abilene, Texas; J.T. Perry, Abilene, Texas; A.H. Kirby, Esq., Abilene, Texas; J.F. Clark, Abilene, Texas.
Page 44 Geo. S. Browne, Abilene, Texas; John W. Baker, Abilene, Texas; Dr. C.W. Kline, Abilene, Texas; C.E. Welch, Abilene, Texas.
Page 45 W.G. Swenson, Abilene, Texas; V.L. Ralph , Abilene, Texas; A.J. Leighty, Abilene, Texas; Mrs. L.H. Bradfield, Abilene, Texas.
Page 46 M. Totter, Abilene, Texas; R.E. Hillger, Abilene, Texas; J.P. Wooten, Abilene, Texas; Arthur H. Herring, Abilene, Texas
Page 47 J.A. Boyce, Abilene, Texas; W.T. Scarborough, Abilene, Texas; W.H. Craig, Abilene, Texas; G.I. Christian, Abilene, Texas.
Page 48 Photos in Abilene, Texas: Taylor County Courthouse; Central Public School Building; Ward Public School Building; Abilene State Epileptic Colony Building; New Post Office and Courthouse.
Page 49 Simmons College,  Abilene, Texas. Photos: Recitation Hall, “Anna” Hall; Three of Five Cottages for Boys; “College Home: for Boys. Narrative by Oscar H. Cooper, LL. D.,  President of Simmons College, Abilene, Texas.  
Page 50 Mr. Henry Sayles, Abilene, Texas; J.C, O’Brien, Abilene, Texas; C.W. Merchant, Abilene, Texas; Quarter page advertisement by J.F. Clark Jewelry.
Page 51  Gus Gerhardt, Abilene, Texas; H.H. Allison, near Abilene, Texas; Z.D. Hailey, Abilene, Texas; R.H. Anderson, near Abilene, Texas.
Page 52 P.S. Kauffman, Abilene, Texas; Major L.C. Wise, Abilene, Texas; R. G. Anderson, Abilene, Texas; J.V. Chnningham, Abilene, Texas.
Page 53 Dr. L.W. Hollis, Abilene, Texas; J.M. Radford, Abilene, Texas; John Bowyer, Esq., Abilene, Texas Mrs. M.W. Morrow, Abilene, Texas.
Page 54 J.N. Wilson, Abilene, Texas; J.M. Wagstaff, Esq., Abilene, Texas; Law Office of Cunningham & Oliver, Abilene, Texas; J.B. Chambers, Abilene, Texas; Geo. S. Anderson, Abilene, Texas.
Page 55 Rev. L.R. Scarborough, Abilene, Texas; W.E. Hughes, Abilene, Texas; R.H. Oldham,  Abilene, Texas; E. Virgil Albritton, Abilene, Texas.
Page 56 Dr. W.G. Jackson, Dentist, Abilene, Texas; P.J. Watson, Post Office, Abilene, Texas; Coke W. Harkrider, Abilene, Texas;  J.C. Adams, Near Abilene.
Page 57 C.P. Warren, Abilene, Texas; John R. Spaulding, Abilene, Texas; J.M. Daugherty, Abilene, Texas; Geo. L. Paxton, Abilene, Texas.
Page 58 O.W. Steffens, Abilene, Texas; Ed S. Hughes, Abilene, Texas; J.G. Lowdon , Abilene, Texas; Larry Hays, Abilene, Texas.
Page 59 Hon. J.V. Cockrell, Abilene, Texas; R.D. Bumpass, Abilene, Texas; A.S. Hardwicke, Abilene, Texas; J.P. Sutphen, Abilene, Texas.
Page 60 E.A. Pearce, Abilene, Texas; Roundup scene of Mack Merchant, Abilene, Texas; W.B. Lewis, Abilene, Texas; J.L. Curry, Abilene, Texas.
Page 61 W.T. Wilson, Abilene, Texas; R.G. Hall, Abilene, Texas; Will Stith, Abilene, Texas; J.L. Andrews, Abilene, Texas.
Page 62 Dr, J.D. Magee, Abilene, Texas; Harry Tom King, Esq., Abilene, Texas; Dr. J.E. Lindsey, Abilene, Texas; D.S. Kauffman, Abilene, Texas.
Page 63 Dr. F.E. Haynes, Abilene, Texas; Henry James, Abilene, Texas; G.M. Tribble, Abilene, Texas; L.P. Ligon, Abilene, Texas.
Page 64 Dr. D.G. Hill, Esq., Abilene, Texas; M.C. Lambeth, Abilene, Texas; Baylor Crawford, Abilene, Texas; S.P. Hardwicke, Esq., Abilene, Texas.
Page 65 Half page advertisement by Kauffman Brothers, 221 Pine, Abilene, Texas; Two quarter page advertisements by J.T. Mount,  Gents Furnisher. With photo. And Compere Bros. Real Estate, Loan, Insurance and Rental Boys.
Page 66 Dr. J.M. Alexander, Abilene, Texas; Ranch of A.H. Glasscock, Abilene, Texas; Ranch scene of K.C. Wylie, near Abilene, Texas; Geo. Hayden, Abilene, Texas.
Page 67 E.F. Elkin, Abilene, Texas; H.B. Smith, Abilene, Texas; W.J. Tate, Abilene, Texas; M.A. Hart, Abilene, Texas.

Inside back cover: Full page advertisement by E.P. Turner, G.P. & T.A. , (T&P) Dallas, Texas.
Back cover: Full page advertisement of Bass Brothers Drug Company with narrative, Abilene, Texas.