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Roscoe in the "Roaring Twenties."

Photo slideshow of Roscoe, Texas, during the 1920s presented by the Roscoe Historical Museum.

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Roscoe in “the Roaring Twenties”
            (1920-1929)



            Edwin Duncan
       Roscoe Historical Museum
            Roscoe, Texas
Roscoe Cotton Gin.
1921 Roscoe High School basketball team.

Basketball games were played outdoors on dirt courts.
  From Top to Bottom: Everett Duncan, Bob Potter,
       Jack Johnson, Cecil Long, Fred Haney.

 Note old downtown water tower in the background.
                It was built in 1921.
The 1922 Roscoe High School Football Team, which was 8-1 for the year, defeating Sweetwater twice and Midland once.
                                      Their only loss was to Big Spring, 18-12.
1922 Roscoe High School Football Team.
Roscoe High School, built in 1923. Photo taken in 1924.

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Roscoe in the "Roaring Twenties."

  • 1. Roscoe in “the Roaring Twenties” (1920-1929) Edwin Duncan Roscoe Historical Museum Roscoe, Texas
  • 3. 1921 Roscoe High School basketball team. Basketball games were played outdoors on dirt courts. From Top to Bottom: Everett Duncan, Bob Potter, Jack Johnson, Cecil Long, Fred Haney. Note old downtown water tower in the background. It was built in 1921.
  • 4. The 1922 Roscoe High School Football Team, which was 8-1 for the year, defeating Sweetwater twice and Midland once. Their only loss was to Big Spring, 18-12.
  • 5. 1922 Roscoe High School Football Team.
  • 6. Roscoe High School, built in 1923. Photo taken in 1924.
  • 7. Sitting: Marion Duncan, Everett Duncan; standing behind: J. F. Duncan. 3 miles west of Roscoe, about 1923.
  • 8. 1925 Roscoe High School Girls' Basketball Team. Girls played by different rules, and the ball was larger.
  • 9. Lunch break at Bernecker Rabbit Drive, four miles north of Roscoe, about 1925.
  • 10. Lunch break at Bernecker Rabbit Drive, about 1925.
  • 11. The Motor Oasis, owned by Otis Parker, was on the northwest corner of the intersection of Broadway and Main Street. Photo taken in 1925.
  • 12. Downtown Roscoe, February 1926. The divider sign in the middle of the road says, "Keep to right. The best in drug store goods, the best in drug store service, Roscoe Drug Co., The Rexall Store.“ The first store on the Left is Edd Dodds’ Grocery; the first one on the right, now the Shelansky Building, is the First National Bank.
  • 13. The Acme Gin Co., 1926.
  • 14. Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific train wreck at washed out bridge on mile 26, April 20, 1926.
  • 15. RS&P train wreck, April 20, 1926.
  • 16. 1926 ROSCOE HIGH SCHOOL PLOUGHBOYS Top Row: Durwood Harper, Raymond Stewart, Robert Golden, J. C. Gray, T. D. Young, Herman Parks, Frank O’Brian, Bailey Henderson Middle Row: John Purvis, Coach A. J. Lynn, Tiny Adams, Elmer Gray, Ernest Nemir, Arthur Hunter, Olin Hawkins, J. Wyman Bottom Row: Milton Adams, Dewey Pendleton, Lewis Kirby, Roy Worthy, Archie Harper, Bob Windham, Olin Hastings
  • 17. Roscoe Baptists baptizing at Seale Creek, southeast of Roscoe, June 1927.
  • 18. Roscoe Baptists baptizing at Seale Creek, southeast of Roscoe, June 1927.
  • 20. Maude Prosser’s Second Grade Class, 1926.
  • 22. Looking east up Broadway, late 1920s.
  • 23. Camp Well Tourist Court, 1928. Built by Rial and Fannybel Criswell, it was on the north side of the highway at the eastern end of town.
  • 24. Boys with Watermelons, late 1920s L to R: J.M. Montgomery, Roy Denman, Grady Long, C. E. Long, Sr., C. E. Long, Jr., Denman Long, Joe Denman