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Bill, my dad, Andy (or A.J.) Taylor worked for Humble in Eunice, Jal, Oil Center, Hobbs and Denver City from the early '40s - 1958. Actually he worked for Humble from 1935 until his death in 1960. He was a diesel mechanic and at the time of his death a mechanical supervisor. My older sibs remember living in all of the little towns I have mentioned, but my little brother and I were born in Hobbs, where we were living in the Humble Camp. Your photographs are about the first I have seen that depict the camp life. Thank you very much.

I never would've imagined it looked like that before, thanks for uploading it!

I did have some trouble mapping it, but thought I had it right when I finished. Thanks.

Sandhills are interesting birds. I have seen as many as 35 of them in a single group as they were pairing up for mating (at least I assume that's what they were doing).

In the spring of 1963, my graduate student friend, a pilot, and I rented a plane for an hour and he took me around while I took pictures.

I hope y'all 1963 graduates enjoy these.

Very interesting conversation! Thanks for sending it. Jean

The Hobbs city hall was under construction in 1937, the year I was born. The first post office in Hobbs opened officially in 1910, over one hundred years ago. See Hobbs History at for lots of info and pics.

Thank you, billcaw. Best Wishes from Minnesota... Rich

Formations along here, and in many places along the North Shore, show the striations from the last glacial age.

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