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 Collection: Charles and Catherine Schulze Collection
Railroad Survey Crew's Camp, c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew's Camp, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Five members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew pose in front of a tent in their camp, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. 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 Britains and founded the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Railroad Survey Crew's Wagon Train, c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew's Wagon Train, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Wagon train made up of members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew as they traveled across Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, c. 1902.
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
Virginia Tucker Schulze and Friends, c. 1910

Virginia Tucker Schulze and Friends, c. 1910

Date: c. 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Virginia Tucker Schulze, wife of early Irving settler, C. P. Schulze, is seen on horseback with friends on an outing in Pyote, Texas, c. 1910. C. P. Schulze was the brother of Irving's co-founder J. O. Schulze.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
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