Nocona Boot Company was founded by Miss Enid Justin in 1925. Her goal was simple - to carry on her father's tradition of making quality western boots. Her father, H.J. "Daddy Joe" Justin, came to West Texas from Indiana in 1879, carrying with him hope for a new life. In 1887, the railroad came through Nocona, Texas, just south of Spanish Fort. So, "Daddy Joe" moved his family and boot factory to Nocona and the better shipping facilities. After "Daddy Joe" died in 1918, other members of the family wanted to move the business to Fort Worth. Miss Enid felt so strongly that "Daddy Joe" wanted the company in Nocona, she stayed. In 1981, the Nocona Boot Company merged with Justin Industries, parent company of the Justin Boot Company, bringing the boot making histories of the two family companies full circle.
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