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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Engraving of Stephen F. Austin]

[Engraving of Stephen F. Austin]

Date: December 16, 1836
Creator: unknown
Description: Engraved picture of Stephen F. Austin.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Original Platmap of the City of Palestine, TX]

[Original Platmap of the City of Palestine, TX]

Date: 1846
Creator: unknown
Description: In 1846 the Texas Legislature created Palestine to serve as seat for the newly established Anderson County. James R. Fulton, Johnston Shelton and William Bigelow were hired by the first Anderson County commissioners to survey the surrounding land and lay out a town site, consisting of a central courthouse square and the surrounding 24 blocks.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1853 boundaries of the City of Laredo]

[1853 boundaries of the City of Laredo]

Date: 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Sketch of land leased from the City of Laredo by the United States Government for use of the U. S. Army stationed at Fort McIntosh.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Levi Hurbrough]

[Levi Hurbrough]

Date: 1871
Creator: unknown
Description: Levi Hurbrough served as Palestine’s first Mayor after the civil war, his term running from 1871 until 1872.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Gideon Gooch]

[Gideon Gooch]

Date: 1872
Creator: unknown
Description: Gideon Johnson Gooch was born on April 3, 1844 and served as Mayor of Palestine from 1872 until 1873. He died on January 31, 1906 and is buried in the East Hill Section of the Palestine City Cemetery.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Confederate States Loan]

[Confederate States Loan]

Date: July 1872
Creator: unknown
Description: A bond dated July 1872, guaranteeing "the sum of Fifty Dollars with Interest to be paid the the bearer of this bond, at the seat of government or such place of deposit as may be appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury". It has John H. Reagan, Postmaster General of the Confederacy's photograph on it.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[W. M. Lacy]

[W. M. Lacy]

Date: 1873
Creator: unknown
Description: W. M. Lacy served as Mayor of Palestine from 1873 until 1874 and then again from 1887 until 1889.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[S. N. Pickens]

[S. N. Pickens]

Date: 1874
Creator: unknown
Description: S. N. Pickens served as Mayor of Palestine from 1874 until 1878 and then again from 1880 until 1883.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[301 S. Magnolia - Bowers Mansion]

[301 S. Magnolia - Bowers Mansion]

Date: [1878..1955]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the north and east sides of the "Bowers Mansion" located at 301 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story house that has Victorian Italiante-style architectural elements (including a small cupola with bracketed eaves and narrow, paired windows), and a two-tiered porch with Queen Anne-style turned- and jigsawn- wood trim. This photo was taken from the corner of south Magnolia and west Bowers streets.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[William Young Lacy]

[William Young Lacy]

Date: 1878
Creator: unknown
Description: William Young Lacy, son of Martin and Dorothy (Dolly) Young Lacy, wa born on March 20, 1814 in Caldwell County, Ky. (His headstone reads that he was born in 1912) He attended college in Kentucky, but when his parents and other family members prepared to move to Texas, he was called home to accompany them. William lived in San Augustine, then moved with his family to Bean’s Saline in what is now southwest Smith County. He served in the Army of the Republic in East Texas and then became a surveyor, serving as deputy surveyor of East Texas by appointment from President Houston. After the war for Texas Independence was over, he was in the frontier service, engaged in warding off Indian attacks in the area. He took part in the one noted Indian battle of the area, the Kickapoo fight which occurred in northeast Anderson County. William’s father was a friend of Peter Elias Bean of Nacogdoches. William met and married Louisa, the daughter of Peter Bean in 1841. She died shortly after the marriage and in 1845 William married Ann Eliza Lindsay. Ann Eliza was a native of Guilford County, N.C.. She had been brought to Texas by ...
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
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