Halamicek Pharmacy, El Campo, Texas 1940s

Halamicek Pharmacy, El Campo, Texas 1940s

The Halamicek Collection of Longhorns, Halamicek Pharmacy, El Campo, Texas.

Probably one of the men in the photograph is Mr. Halamicek.


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As a young girl I remember

As a young girl I remember going to Halamicek's to enjoy a cherry coke and potatoe chips with my cousin. Also I remember my mom telling me that this store did not allow African American patrons and even MExican patrons. I remember that the local movie theater "the Normana" did not allow African Americans or Mexican Americans to sit at the bottom. They could only sit in the balcony. I'm glad things have changed.

Halamicek Pharmacy photo

The man on the right is my grandfather, Kinney (K.F.) Halamicek, and the man on the left is most likely John Wolf, one of the pharmacists.

Halamicek Pharm. pic.

Yes the man on the right is Kinneu Halamicek. I grew up with his son in Elcampo. Kinney my friend was nicknamed Hammo. We did almost everything together. Hunting and fishing, going to dances in Taton. KInney married Carolyn and I moved to Maryland, so we dont see each other anymore. I sure miss my friend. I lovesd that pharmacy as a kid my Mom wold tke us there for a fountain cherry coke and a burger on saturdays. Kinney and I would go there after a show at the Normana on Saturday night for a coke float. The store was closed but Kinney had a key. We would then go to my Dad's grocery store as I had a key and we would make us a sandwich and take a package of cigarettes each. I smoked Winstons and Hammo smoke Camel unfiltered. That was 50 years ago.

Halamicek pharmacy

My mother worked their and my grandfather used to take me there on our walks around town. Great memories of my hometown!

My Father was Jacob R.

My Father was Jacob R. Smith. He was born and raised in El Campo. He spoke often of his friend, Mr. Halamicek. Must be from the same Halamicek family.

Picture of Longhorns

The gentleman on the left is almost certainly my namesake grandfather.