Just a few years, maybe about 10 before I was born. I rarely saw any horses on the same streets with cars. Those intersections must have been a traffic nightmare.
Imagine the mud when it rained! This had to be quite a time back then with so much fast progress happening in such a short period of time. Looks to be in the late 20's? While the horses are definitely outnumbered, kind of interesting that there's any there at all. Guess some folks were either too hard up to "go auto" or just too plain stubborn.
Tim - Good point about the mud! Something else to consider, is that after all those years and all those horse drawn vehicles,......well,.....lets just say,....."it ain't all mud"!
That was at the height of Rangers oil boom a little over 20000 people but by 1930 only 6000 and today only about 1000 families, almost a ghost Town with the exception of Ranger College just out of town. This shot is one block over from the Ford dealership. I called on a little lumber yard that used the space for a while in the late 1990's. It was like walking back in time. A long narrow show room and small shop in the rear. If you close your eyes you can almost smell the "mud" still today. MG
Here is the same intersection now:
The bank is hidden by the tree on the left but most of the rather large buildings are gone.
Ken in Texas
I had a hunting lease outside of Ranger for years. Bought supplies and had an account at the feed store. In its time Ranger was a happening place. Not so much anymore. That being said it is a nice friendly town and would not be a bad place to live.
I LOVE these old pics, especially when there is a "before" and "after" post. Thanks!