1906 postal route map showing the relative location of Dixieland and Orla
General Land Office
town of Dixieland appeared on this 1906 postal route map, but we have no other
information of the town or its brief history. |
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About Dixieland Texas
Have just discovered an autobiography written by C.A. Gibbs who was born
in 1885 in MO. He writes about Dixieland, TX in about 1912.
and Roy had been away 3 or 4 days. They had missed some cattle, some branded (lazy
Y) and some branded W so they had been checking with all the ranchers over west
along the river. When they returned Roy said that they had stayed one night at
the Jeans ranch. Jeans had been operating a ranch for years. It was located in
east of Dixieland and Roy and Mrs. Oates knew the whole family as they used to
get their supplies and mail at Dixieland when Mrs. Oates was postmaster there.
The Jeans family were quite a family and had a large ranch house. There was Mr.
and Mrs. Jeans, 3 daughters and one son. The oldest daughter, Annie was about
28 and had been teaching school for years in the Carlsbad City school. Next was
Agnes, about 20. The youngest daughter was about 18 and the boy about 16. Annie
was quite a practical person. She had invested her money in cattle and had a nice
herd. She and her father were sorta pardners and Annie was a great entertainer.
She was always giving house parties and dances."
Taken from "Napahoe
Titanofa; (Picture Man) written by Chester A. Gibbs 1885-1964
- Jack Russell
Allen, July 15, 2004
was an early oil boom town. The field there was also [named] Dixieland.- Buck
Gosch, March 29, 2004
Apparently my great-grandfather,
Rufus Patterson Hicks, was living in Dixieland in 1908 when my great-aunt and
her twin brother were born, because the Tx Gen Web lists an index to Reeves County
Births, 1903-1909, with the birth information for them on it. - Sonya Rama,
October 13, 2011
I have a post card addressed to "Miss Celinda Newton" Dixieland, Texas. postmarked
1908. Ms. Newton was a school teacher in Porterville,
Tx . It appears that they must have used this mailing address before there
was one closer.
Ms. Newton is mentioned in the Porterville
history, Loving County, TX online. She was a sister to Mrs. Floyd Goodrich, longtime
residents of that area. They were from near here in MI. I am into a study of Porterville.
- Larry Randall, Springport, Michigan, March 17, 2005
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