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 Decade: 1890-1899
 Language: English
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Beach Mercantile

Beach Mercantile

Date: 1898~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of store with seven people on porch. Photograph of the Beach Mercantile store in Van Horn, TX
Contributing Partner: Clark Hotel Museum
Beach Mercantile Co., c. 1898

Beach Mercantile Co., c. 1898

Date: 1898~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of store with seven people on porch. Photograph of Beach Mercantile Co, with seven unidentified people on porch, Van Horn, TX c. 1898
Contributing Partner: Clark Hotel Museum
[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
Killeen Hotel

Killeen Hotel

Date: 1895 - 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Killeen Hotel, a two story building with upper and lower porches, three chimneys, some out buildings, and a windmill. Four of five people are seated on the lower porch. Text on photo reads, "Killeen Hotel -- photo taken approx. 1895-1900..... located on northwest corner of Avenue D and 8th Street...built in late 1880s or early 1890s...after Camp Hood came. hotel was moved to street south of railroad tracks, to make room for another building at D and 8th"
Contributing Partner: Killeen City Library System
[S. J. Mankins, photographer of Indians]

[S. J. Mankins, photographer of Indians]

Date: December 15, 1894
Creator: Irwin, William E.
Description: Photographer of Indians: S. J. Mankins. Photo taken in 1894: Marlow Indian Territory.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
[First grade class, Laredo, Texas, 1893]

[First grade class, Laredo, Texas, 1893]

Date: March 9, 1893
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of 53 first grade students, Laredo, Texas March 9, 1893. The teacher on the right was Julia Schultz.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Unidentified Lady Playing a Banjo]

[Unidentified Lady Playing a Banjo]

Date: February 1893
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of unidentified woman playing a banjo. Back of photo ways Feb 1893 - Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Frank Huffsmith]

[Frank Huffsmith]

Date: 1893
Creator: unknown
Description: Frank Huffsmith was born on January 7, 1853 and served as Mayor of Palestine from 1893 until 1897. He died on February 3, 1900 and is buried in the East Hill section of the Palestine City Cemetery.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Nathanial W. Blackshear]

[Nathanial W. Blackshear]

Date: 1891
Creator: E.F. Brockmeyer - Studio Angelo
Description: Photo of Nathanial W. Blackshear that was taken about 1891.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Arko, Comanche Warrior]

[Arko, Comanche Warrior]

Date: 1890~
Creator: Irwin, William E.
Description: Comanche Warrior: Arko. Photo circa 1890, Indian Territory.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
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