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The Nocona Boot Company - Nocona, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 47.363 W 097° 42.903
14S E 618958 N 3739545
Quick Description: The Nocona Boot Company opened in Nocona in 1925, and this 1947 factory was their longtime home until it closed in 1999. Located at 901 E US 82, Nocona, TX, it is empty and awaiting a tenant, save for an antique store at one end of the building.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2016 7:57:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMQZQ6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 4

Long Description:
H.J. Justin got his start in the boot industry when he opened a shop northeast of here in Burlington (Spanish Fort), supplying area cowboys and ranchers. As the traffic along the Red River wound down along the Chisholm Trail, Justin relocated to Nocona in 1887 to take advantage of the then-new railroad coming through town, which opened up a wider market. Justin brought his sons on board, and as H.J. Justin and Sons, growth continued. When Justin died in 1918, his sons continued running the business, deciding to relocate to Fort Worth in 1925. This is where Nocona boots were born.

Enid Justin, known later as "Miss Enid," disagreed with the decision her brothers made to move the company, insisting that their father would have wanted the business to remain in Nocona. She started her own operation, the Nocona Boot Company, assisted in part by some of the employees who stayed behind when the Justin operation moved. Miss Enid was ultimately very successful, and the Justins eventually reunited 1981 when Justin Industries purchased the Nocona Boot Company. Miss Enid remained active for many years, and she died in 1990. Justin Industries closed the Nocona factory in 1991, and at that time, there were over 180 employees here.
Product manufactured here: Nocona Boots

901 E US 82
Nocona, TX USA

Web Page: [Web Link]

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