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 Decade: 1890-1899
 Year: 1897
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Andrew L. Bowers]

[Andrew L. Bowers]

Date: 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: Andrew L. Bowers was born in 1852 in North Carolina. Upon moving to Texas, his first job was as a day laborer on an iron bridge at Columbus, TX. He was eighteen years of age. At nineteen he was promoted to foreman, with the Delaware Bridge Company. Afterward, he worked for the railroads, steadily climbing their ranks until he reached the position of Superintendent of Construction for the Northwest division, covering the area from Spring to Fort Worth. He eventually left the railroad, resigning to look after his investments. He became interested in the Salt Works of Palestine, helping to develop that important new enterprise and serving as its first president. He married Nellie O’Connell, on May 31, 1882 in Corsicana. They were the parents of five children: Irene, Mabel, Andrew Jr., Willie, and Bernard. In 1890, the need for a Building and Loan Association became acute in this section, and Mr. Bowers, along with several others, organized the Mechanics’ Building and Loan Association. This was one of the earliest organizations of the kind in the state of Texas. In 1906 he bought from Governor Thomas M. Campbell, a controlling interest in the Palestine National Bank and was made president. ...
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
Clay County Commissioner's Court

Clay County Commissioner's Court

Date: 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: Clay County Commissioner's court in 1897.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
[Clay County Court House]

[Clay County Court House]

Date: 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: Clay County Court House. Photo taken in 1897: Henrietta, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
[Furniture Store]

[Furniture Store]

Date: 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: Furniture Store: D.C. Patton and Co.. Photo taken in 1897: Henrietta, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
[Henrietta Baptist]

[Henrietta Baptist]

Date: 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: Henrietta Baptist Church. Photo taken in 1897: Henrietta, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
Henrietta Street Scene

Henrietta Street Scene

Date: 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: Street scene in downtown Henrietta, TX with a couple autos in the street.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
[J.B. Oheim Hardware Store]

[J.B. Oheim Hardware Store]

Date: 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: J.B. Oheim Hardware Store. Photo taken in 1897: Henrietta, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
[A portrait of a young Helen Edmunds Moore]

[A portrait of a young Helen Edmunds Moore]

Date: 1897 - 1906
Creator: unknown
Description: A formal portrait of a young Helen Edmunds Moore. Her hair is cut short and falls in soft waves. She is wearing a sheer black dress with a scalloped lace neckline. Based on other photographs, she appears to be in her teens or early twenties.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
Probably the Home of Emmet Patton

Probably the Home of Emmet Patton

Date: 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: House with porch and picket fence. Probably the home of Emmet Patton.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
[Train to Hotel Stage]

[Train to Hotel Stage]

Date: c. 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: Train to Hotel Stage, Omnibus Line. Photo circa 1897: Henrietta, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
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