Texas  Culture  Day  Presentation Of  History Of  Taylor
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  • History of Taylor, Texas 1876-Present
  • Railroad I & GN Depot International & Great Northern
  • June 26, 1876 International & Great Northern Railway Taylor Station- named for a railroad official Later called Taylorsville and finally Taylor
  • City Hall & Fire Station 1800-1905
  • City Hall in early 1900’s
  • City Hall until 1980’s
    • Taylor Station on one of the major cattle trails
    • Colonization of farmers and businessmen
    • Rich pastureland began to produce an abundance of cotton.
    • First cotton gin was built in 1877
  • Main St (between the years of 1880- 1883)
    • A “bloody” place with shoot-outs and lawlessness
    • As more and more people arrived, churches and private schools were established and businesses flourished. A fire in February, 1879, destroyed most of the frame buildings and they were replaced with brick structures.
  • Foot of Main St. in the 1880’s
    • In 1889, Dr. A.V. Doak
    • Streetcar system from the I&GN depot on Main Street to Seventh Street
    • West to the pavilion on Sloan Street and south to Second Street, then east back to the depot.
    • The dirt streets were often too muddy for any other method of transportation. Two Spanish mules drew each car and two boards were placed between the tracks for the mules to walk on.
  • 1882-1883 Utilities & Water Supply
  • 1890 Doak Pavilion
  • Main St. in 1895 (Looking North from 2 nd St.)
  • 1900 Saloons & Taverns
  • 1905-1935 City Hall
  • 1905 Social Life & Customs (at Struve’s)
  • Bird’s Eye View of Main St. 1910
  • 2 nd and Main St. (year unknown)
  • West 2 nd St.
  • COTTON- mainstay of Taylor’s economy since the early 1800’s. Rich soil and the skilled farmers Williamson county- a leading cotton producer. At one time, the world’s largest inland producer of cotton
  • 1910-1919 Taylor school in the Distance (approximately 1913)
  • 1914 Murphy Hotel
  • 1916 Taylor Fire Dept. (Asst. Chief B J Korman , right)
  • 1917 Sports and Recreation
  • 1919 Ed Konarik’s Blacksmith Shop
  • Ford Cars & Fordson Tractors Talbot St. in 1920
  • Taylor Fair Parade
  • 1926 4 th of July (Parks)
  • 1926 50 th Anniversary Parade
  • 1926 50 th Anniversary Parade
  • 4 th of July Celebration in 1926
  • Main St. in 1925 (Looking North from 2 nd St.)
  • 1935-1983 City Hall
  • Food – Production & Sales
  • Daliet Drug Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Metropolitan Cafe
  • Post Office
  • Banks- Taylor National Bank
  • Floeckinger’s Sanitarium
  • The Daily Democrat & Weekly Texan (post card)
  • Main St. in 1956 (200 Blk)
  • Taylor High School until 1969
  • Carlow Motel on Hwy 79
    • Carlow Motel on Hwy 79
  • Downtown Main St.
  • Homes in Taylor
    • Large old homes with two and three stories reflect a time of affluence in a young Taylor.
  • Residential Section (T.W. Marse home, later…Goldstein Home)
  • Residence on Lexington St. (G.C. King Residence)
  • Residence on Lake Dr. Booth-Clark House (built circa. 1879)
  • Davis St. in 1921 (721 Davis-Residence)
  • Residence of J.C. Elliott (310 Elliott St.)
  • Residence on Fowzer St. (McConnell – Maxwell House – 1909)
  • Thompson Residence (W. 6 th and Davis St.)
    • The Moody Museum
    • Boyhood home of Texas’s youngest governor, Dan Moody.
    • In 1926, at the age of 33, he became the youngest governor to hold this office in the history of Texas
    • Famous for trying Ku Klux Klansmen in Williamson County
  • Famous Taylor Citizens
    • (1888-1923) Elmer “Pet” Brown won the world’s middleweight crown in wrestling in 1914.
    • (1893-1966) Dan Moody, an attorney and son of Taylor’s first mayor, was the first prosecuting attorney in the US to win a legal battle against the Ku Klux Klan. At age 33, he became the youngest governor of Texas.
    • (1870-1932) Bill Pickett was a black cowboy who initiated the practice of “bulldogging” or steer wrestling and in 1971 was posthumously inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame. He controlled the steer by sinking his teeth into the animal’s upper lip as he twisted the neck and brought him down. Pickett died in 1932 after traveling all over the world performing his unusual stunt. There is a bronze statute of Bill Pickett at the Fort Worth Rodeo Grounds.
  • Dr. Dickey Taylor’s Outstanding Citizen in 1952 Taylor’s first black doctor
  • Pet Brown World Champion Wrestler