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 County: Dallas County, TX
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 Collection: Charles and Catherine Schulze Collection
[J. O. Shulze Playing with a Fox Puppy]

[J. O. Shulze Playing with a Fox Puppy]

Date: 1902~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of J. O. Schulze, the leader of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew, playing with the crew's pet fox, c. 1902. He is sitting on the ground outside of a tent and has the fox in his lap. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. In Texas, they worked a stretch of line between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. J. O. Schulze and Otis Brown, another crew member, remained behind and established the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
J. O. and Agnes Schulze, c. 1904

J. O. and Agnes Schulze, c. 1904

Date: c. 1904
Creator: unknown
Description: J. O. Schulze and his wife Agnes Sueppel Schulze in the doorway of their home, c. 1904. J. O. Schulze co-foundef the city of Irving, Texas, in 1903. He married Agnes Sueppel during that same year. Both were natives of Iowa City, Iowa. Due to Agnes's poor health, the couple left Irving and returned to Iowa City in 1905. The man in the center of the doorway is unidentified.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
C. P. Schulze, Sr., c. 1915

C. P. Schulze, Sr., c. 1915

Date: c. 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: C. P. Schulze, Sr., in yard. Schulze was the brother of J. O. Schulze, who was the co-founder of the city of Irving. Both were members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew. J. O. remained in Texas to found the town, and C. P. moved on with the crew. When J. O. and his wife had to return to Iowa City, Iowa, C. P. came to Irving and took over the lumber yard started by his brother. C. P. ran the lumber yard from 1905 until his death in 1957.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
C. P. Schulze, Sr., by His Car

C. P. Schulze, Sr., by His Car

Date: c. 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: C. P. Schulze, Sr., stands beside his automobile. Schulze purchased one of the first automobiles in the city of Irving, c. 1912.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
C. P. Schulze, Sr., Holding Fox Puppy, c. 1902

C. P. Schulze, Sr., Holding Fox Puppy, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: C. P. Schulze, Sr., holds a fox puppy. C. P. was a member of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. J. O. Schulze, C. P.'s brother, was crew foreman. J. O. Schulze remained in Texas and co-founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Agnes Sueppel Schulze in Buggy, c. 1904

Agnes Sueppel Schulze in Buggy, c. 1904

Date: c. 1904
Creator: unknown
Description: Agnes Sueppel Schulze and a friend sit in a buggy in front of the Schulze home on Hastings Street, Irving, Texas, c. 1904. Agnes Schulze was the wife of Irving's co-founder J. O. Schulze.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Charles P. Schulze, Jr., in car, c. 1914

Charles P. Schulze, Jr., in car, c. 1914

Date: c. 1914
Creator: unknown
Description: A child in an automobile. C. P. Schulze, Jr. son of Charles Percy and Virginia Schulze, is photographed in his father's car, c. 1914. The Schulze family operated Irving Lumber from the time of the town's founding in 1903 until the 1980s.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose in Front of Tent, c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose in Front of Tent, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that surveyed a ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. When they came to this area, they camped on Britain family land in the vicinity of modern-day Nursery Road and the Rock Island railroad track. Two of the crew members remained behind when the rest moved on to the next job. They purchased 80 acres of land from the English and established the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Pet Dog of the Railroad Survey Crew, c. 1902

Pet Dog of the Railroad Survey Crew, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: A dog sitting on a chair in front of a tent. The dog was a pet of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained in the area and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Railroad Survey Crew Members in Gazebo, c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members in Gazebo, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that surveyed a ten-mile section of track between Dallas and Fort Worth, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and south Texas before arriving in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
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