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The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Roscoe, Texas.  There are two sets: one created in April 1921 comprising three sheets, or maps; and the other created in June 1927 with 5 maps. These showed and labeled every building in Roscoe on the areas covered.  The originals are located at the Perry-Castañeda Library of the University of Texas at Austin.
1921

Map 1 covered the four block area between 3rd and 5th streets (N > S) and Cypress and Pecan (W > E) , along with the block with the Roscoe School bordered by 7th and Elm, as well as the corner of Front and S. Laurel.
Map 2 covered the downtown area, from the T&P railroad tracks to 3rd Street (N > S) and from Bois d'Arc to Pecan (W > E). Map 3 covered 3rd to 6th Street (N > S) and Bois d'Arc to Pecan (W > E).

1927

Map 1 shows the town layout and some of the prominent buildings. Map 2 covers the downtown area. Map 3 covers the eastern downtown area from Main St. to Laurel (W > E) and Broadway to 3rd St. (N > S). Map 4 is residential covering Elm, Ash, and Bois d'Arc Streets (W > E) from 3rd to 6th Streets (N > S). Map 5, also residential, covers Cypress, Main, and Pecan Streets (W > E) from 3rd to 6th Streets (N > S).

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TxGenWeb entry for Nolan County. (1880-1930 census indexes for Roscoe, Sweetwater, etc.)

Old Roscoe Telephone Books:   1934 | 1947 | 1969 | 2007

Official Catalog for the Nolan County Fair of 1915, held at the Roscoe Fairgrounds.  (Contains ads for several old Roscoe businesses, prizes for contests, rules for horse races, and more.)

"Killing was more fun than baseball." Master Detective (Dec. 1966) magazine article on the killing of Roscoe nightwatchman Lewis Snyder on August 4, 1966.

Rainfall Records for Roscoe. Monthly rainfall from 1936-2016 with annual amounts, averages, and records.

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Cemeteries of Texas entry for Roscoe Cemetery.  (Grave listing with birth and death dates)

Cemeteries of Texas entry for Champion Cemetery.  (Grave listing with birth and death dates)

Find-a- grave.com entry for Roscoe Cemetery. (Grave listings, dates, some photographs)

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Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railroad Fan Site  (Description, many good photos - Jeffrey Ritter)

Roscoe to Snyder (Animated 8 minute YouTube video of  an RS&P train trip from Roscoe to Snyder)

Lone Star Football Network - Roscoe Plowboys (Schedules, previous season records, etc.)

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TexasEscapes.com entry for Roscoe, Texas.  (Very brief history, some photographs)

The Handbook of Texas Online entry for Roscoe, Texas. (Brief history)

Wikipedia entry for Roscoe, Texas. (Description, demographics, general information)

CityTownInfo.com entry for Roscoe, Texas. (Description, general information)

Public School Review entry for Roscoe High School. (Description, general information)

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The Roscoe Hard Times
(Blog providing Roscoe news with weekly postings - Edwin Duncan)

Roscoe Collegiate High School


Roscoe Wind Council

Roscoe, Texas, on YouTube


NPR: Winds of Change Blow into Roscoe, Texas

Government Technology: Roscoe, Texas: Home of World's Largest Wind Farm

"Country music and wind turbines power resurgence in tiny Roscoe" (Austin American-Statesman article about Roscoe as a west Texas music mecca and cultural center)



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