Granger, Texas

HISTORY

Welcome to Granger, Texas

The Population Peaked In The Mid-1920s.

Granger, Texas is located in Williamson County on State Highway 95. Granger today exists as a relic of the wealth that the black-land prairie generated when the MKT Railroad built two sets of tracks through town, and the Czechs came to work the land. By 1912 Granger had become one of the smallest Texas towns to have paved streets. At that time, Granger also had: five gins, three churches, a college, a hotel, a combined cotton compress and cottonseed oil mill, an electric light plant, an ice factory, a waterworks, and an opera house. But, as the story goes, Granger’s glory days were in the past by the time the Great Depression struck.

 

PHOTOS

Sights Around Granger, Texas

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Blackland Cooperative Gin Co
CANON EOS 620 & KODAK TRI-X

Blackland Cooperative Gin Co

Most people know Granger, Texas as where The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake in 2003 was filmed. Some even know that Granger was where the True Grit remake in 2010 was filmed. So it’s no wonder that Granger’s character has left such an impression on Hollywood, and it doesn’t require a visit to Granger to understand why.

If you walked upon the scene pictured, would you go inside the brick building?

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Granger Auto Supply
CANON EOS 620 & AGFA CT PRECISA 100

Granger Auto Supply

Granger Auto Supply's old tow truck, found in Granger, Texas, is a third-generation Ford F-350 truck. The third-generation F-series incorporated many design trends of the mid-1950s. Ford combined the cab and front fenders, and they took things a step further by introducing an integrated hood with a clamshell design that would become a mainstay of their truck design for two decades.

The third-generation F-Series trucks were available from 1956-1960. This vintage tow truck is either a 1958 or 59.

Are you fond of old Ford trucks? If so, what are your favorite generations?

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White 120 Tractor
CANON EOS 620 & KODAK TRI-X

White 120 Tractor

I spotted this White 120 Tractor outside Precision AG Repair in Granger, Texas.

White Farm Equipment, established in 1969 after a series of mergers, produced tractors and other outdoor equipment until 2001, when the brand merged into AGCO's product line. The 120 featured a Cummins engine rated at 120hp and shared the heritage of White's 100-series tractors that many considered to be bullet-proof.

I'm no tractor expert, and I want your opinion. Do you think that I correctly identified this tractor?

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