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 Collection: Charles and Catherine Schulze Collection
Iron Bridge Across the West Fork of the Trinity River Near Irving, Texas

Iron Bridge Across the West Fork of the Trinity River Near Irving, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This bridge was on the main road from Dallas to Irving. It crossed the West Fork of the Trinity River just north of Eagle Ford in what today is west Dallas.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Railroad Survey Crew Poses Along the Side of a Ravine, c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Poses Along the Side of a Ravine, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose along the banks of a ravine, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. While in Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose with Survey Instruments, c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose with Survey Instruments, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew posing with their instruments, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two crew members remained behind and founded the town on Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Railroad Survey Crew Poses in Front of a Tent, c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Poses in Front of a Tent, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew posing in front of a tent, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
C. P. Schulze, Sr., Home in Irving, Texas

C. P. Schulze, Sr., Home in Irving, Texas

Date: c. 1913
Creator: unknown
Description: House of Charles Percy Schulze. This house was constructed in 1912 in Irving, Texas. Schulze married Virginia Tucker of Dallas that same year. C. P. Schulze was the brother of Irving's co-founder J. O. Schulze. J. O. returned to their hometown of Iowa City, Iowa, in 1905, leaving his business in the hands of his brother. C. P. Schulze remained in Irving and operated Irving Lumber Company from 1905 until his death in 1957. The Schulze family donated this house to the city of Irving in 1975, and today it is a 1910s-period house museum.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
J. O. Schulze, c. 1960

J. O. Schulze, c. 1960

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of J. O. Schulze smoking a pipe, c. 1960. J. O. Schulze co-founded the city of Irving, Texas, in 1903. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa, in 1875. He was head of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew when he came to Texas. He left the crew and founded the town of Irving along the tracks of the CRI&G between Dallas and Fort Worth in December 1903. During the summer of 1903, he married Agnes Sueppel Schulze in Iowa City, Iowa.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
C. P. Schulze House in Irving, Texas

C. P. Schulze House in Irving, Texas

Date: c. 1970
Creator: unknown
Description: House of Charles Percy Schulze. This house was constructed in 1912 in Irving, Texas. Schulze married Virginia Tucker of Dallas that same year. C. P. Schulze was the brother of Irving's co-founder J. O. Schulze. J. O. returned to their hometown of Iowa City, Iowa, in 1905, leaving his business in the hands of his brother. C. P. Schulze remained in Irving and operated Irving Lumber Company from 1905 until his death in 1957. The Schulze family donated this house to the city of Irving in 1975, and today it is a 1910s-period house museum.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
View of Inside Survey Crew Tent, 1902

View of Inside Survey Crew Tent, 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: View of the interior of one the tents of the members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas in 1902. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
J. O. Schulze at Desk in Tent, c. 1902

J. O. Schulze at Desk in Tent, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: J. O. Schulze, head of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew, at work in his field tent, c. 1902. The survey crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Schulze and fellow crew member Otis Brown remained in the area and founded the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Railroad Survey Crew Poses for a Photograph, c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Poses for a Photograph, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose with their surveying tools, c. 1902. The crew worked 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 behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives