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Left to right: Black Jack, Shorty Sharp, Bonnie Jane, Bert, Emma and Enoch Jackson, Ernest Jackson, Tom Johnson, Sam Stapp, Dave Elliff, Morse Yearwood, Tommie Allene, Robbie Lee Jackson. Enoch Wilburn Jackson married Emma Gariety Hammil in 1888. They left Kaufman County and in 1890 arrived in Swisher County. They were delayed there due to a broken wagon wheel that had to be repaired. They were impressed by the friendliness of the people and the potential of the land. They decided to stay, and in 1907 the construction of the Jackson Hotel neared completion. It featured 20 spacious rooms, and each was soon filled with harvest hands and transients who came through Tulia. Before the courthouse was built, a jail was built near the Hotel, and Mrs. Jackson served food to the prisoners as well as to jurors and the Judge. "Jack" established a freight line between Tulia and Amarillo. He continued freighting until the railroad and trucks took over this work. The Jackson Hotel was operated until 1930, at which time it was converted to a rooming house. This was operated until the couple retired in 1944.
|Author||Swisher County Museum|
|Posted on||Wednesday 18 April 2012|
|Tags||ELLIFF, HAMMIL, JACKSON, Jackson Hotel, JOHNSON, STAPP, Tulia, Tulia Jail, YEARWOOD|
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