We highly recommend Carl William's book "More than a Badge."
Memoirs and historical records from Brewster County, Texas,
a large, remote, picturesque, rough country near Big Bend National Park
Family & Friends
These pages were initially created to transfer photos from traditional scrapbooks to the internet in order to both preserve and make the pictures and history available to family and friends. It has become more extensive than I intended. However, I see it as a way to save the details before they slip away. Martin T • Go to Part 2 • go to Part 3 • go to Part 4 • go to Part 5 • go to Part 6
Until January 3, 1959, Alpine was known as
"The biggest town, in the biggest County, in the biggest state in the United States"
1939 Granada Theater Alpine, Texas (from Granada Theater web: "Construction started on the Granada Theatre in 1928 by the Johnson Company of Fort Stockton, Texas and was completed in 1929. The theater was utilized over the years for screening movies as well as being a place for community events such as the West Texas Jitterbug Championships in 1941 and The Stars Over Texas war bond drive in 1943. In June of that year over 2,500 gathered outside the Granada to catch a glimpse of Hollywood stars; Gene Autry, Chill Wills and Gayle Storm."
A few class photos
1959 Alpine Junior High School Band
Alpine High Band 1958
AHS Band "Misfits" • AHS Band "Comedy Combo" • Sul Ross Music Dept "Night In New York" March 11, 1960 • Sul Ross Depts Music Drama & Speech 1966 "My Fair Lady"
Big Bend Players Dinny and the Witches August 1963 • AHS Band Banquet and Dance
Big Bend Players - "The Orphans Ordeal" or the" Road to Ruin" 1963 Alpine, Texas
1964 7th and 8th grade dance invitation
1961 AHS Starlighters • AHS Twirlers - Bonnie, Palmer, Carol & Donna • Alpine High School • Alpine, Texas
Gus Lines - popular '60s hangout • The Dingo • Adams "M" System • Alpine Bowling Alley • Green Cafe • A&W Root Beer • Alpine City Drug
Barbara Jean hair • Aurora and Frank announcement
Fort Davis dedication April 4, 1966
Alpine High School Cheer Leaders at the 2005 "60's Reunion