Waco, Texas. New Bridge over Brazos River.

Description:

Color postcard depicting the new bridge that spans the Brazos River in Waco, Texas. A park is on the bank with landscaping and sidewalks. The city of Waco is in the background. Description on the back of the card reads, " New Bridge over Brazos River. The longest arch bridge in the country around Waco is this steel arch bridge erected across the Brazos River. It is 550 feet in length, 24 feet in width, and cost $110,000. It was christened in 1901 by Miss Katie Ross, a sister of the Ex-Governor Ross of Texas, and who, in 1870, had christened the bridge located a few hundred feet further up the river." Correspondence on the back of the card reads, "Dear Dillie, Lyle has had typhoid fever for five weeks been in bed three right sick today. Yours, M.L.H." It is addressed to Mrs. E.A. Dill, Box 838, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Waco, Texas on Sep 5, 1908.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - McLennan County - Waco
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Usage:
Total Uses: 890
Past 30 days: 9
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Publisher Info: Art publishers to their Majesties the King and Queen.
Date(s):
  • Digitized: January 8, 2008
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - McLennan County - Waco
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
c. 1908  
Description:

Color postcard depicting the new bridge that spans the Brazos River in Waco, Texas. A park is on the bank with landscaping and sidewalks. The city of Waco is in the background. Description on the back of the card reads, " New Bridge over Brazos River. The longest arch bridge in the country around Waco is this steel arch bridge erected across the Brazos River. It is 550 feet in length, 24 feet in width, and cost $110,000. It was christened in 1901 by Miss Katie Ross, a sister of the Ex-Governor Ross of Texas, and who, in 1870, had christened the bridge located a few hundred feet further up the river." Correspondence on the back of the card reads, "Dear Dillie, Lyle has had typhoid fever for five weeks been in bed three right sick today. Yours, M.L.H." It is addressed to Mrs. E.A. Dill, Box 838, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Waco, Texas on Sep 5, 1908.

Physical Description:

1 postcard: color; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.

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Keyword(s): postcards | sidewalks | cities
Partner:
Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 027
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth35868
Resource Type: Postcard
Format: Image