Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Early Frederick Photos


Sent to The Frederick Leader and The Frederick Press, May 31, 2011
 
Photos show early Frederick
Four photos from Frederick’s early years show the town as it used to be.
These photos are from the collection of the late Madge Cohea Dombrowski.


This undated photo was probably taken in Frederick’s first decade, looking east on Grand Avenue from a point near the intersection of Eighth and Grand. Downtown Frederick was a busy place. Its street were crowded with wagons, horses, buggies, and new-fangled automobiles!

In 1910, proud automobile owners arranged their cars at Ninth and Grand for a photograph. The camera is pointed toward the west.


Comanche Chief Quanah Parker rode in a parade in downtown Frederick in 1910. A Frederick band marches in front of him. Location of this photo is the 100 block of West Grand. The camera is pointed toward the west.

This panorama photo of Frederick was taken in 1924 from atop the old city water tower at West Grand and 3rd Street, looking eastward.
The Tillman County Courthouse (center of photo) was new. The Simmons Cotton Gin is at bottom of photo. Grand Avenue and downtown Frederick is at right.
 
Joe Wynn is a member of the Tillman County Historical Society’s board of directors. He can be contacted by e-mail at jawynn@cableone.net.

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