Nocona: Tales 'n Trails Museum

Nocona: Tales 'N Trails Museum

  • <p>Tales N’ Trails Museum</p> <p>Building with sign saying Tails and Trails Museum</p>
  • <p>Justin Boots (UT-Arlington Library, Special Collections)</p> <p>A pair of decorative cowboy boots</p>
  • <p>H. J. Justin (Tales N’ Trails Museum)</p> <p>Portrait of H. J. Justin</p>
  • <p>Justin devised the first self- measuring kits for mail-order cowboy boots. (Encyclopedia of the Great Plains)</p> <p>Order form for mail order cowboy boots, 1901</p>
  • <p>Boots for sale in the 1940s. (UT-Arlington Library, Special Collections)</p>
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Nocona was built up both as a result of the droving teams that passed through on the nearby Chisholm Trail and the expansion of the railroad. It’s probably most famous for being the decades-long headquarters of Nocona Boot Company, which was founded by Enid Justin after her brothers moved Justin Boot Company to Fort Worth in 1925. Their father, H.J. Justin, first started his business repairing boots of trail hands on cattle drives at nearby Spanish Fort.

The Tails ‘n Trails Museum contains numerous collections pertaining to American Indian culture, Western heritage, agriculture, leather goods, and the oil and gas industry.

Tales 'n Trails Museum

  • Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday by appointment
  • Admission: Adults: $5, Seniors (60+)/Students: $3
  • 1522 E. Hwy 82, Nocona, TX
  • 940-825-5330
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