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  Partner: Palestine Public Library
 Decade: 1900-1909
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Centenary Methodist Church - Palestine Texas]

[Centenary Methodist Church - Palestine Texas]

Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a picture of the first Centenary Methodist Church. It was built around 1884 and was in use until sometime around 1910, when a new building was constructed at 422 S. Magnolia.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Nathanial W. Blackshear at reins of a wagon]

[Nathanial W. Blackshear at reins of a wagon]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Nathanial W. Blackshear driving a buggy with an unidentified man sitting next to him and another unidentified man standing beside the horse. On the back of the photograph is the following: "In this 'gig' he eloped with "Mamie" Rollins, my mother. on Midnight May 18, 1892 - married at 3 a.m. May 19, 1892 by Presbyterian Minister Dr. Crozier, Palestine Tex. with Zula Quark(?) as bridesmaid and in Zula's clothing, because her mother had taken away her clothing and locked her in her room. So Mamie got out of her window in her night gown wrapped in the counterpayne"
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Palestine Young Mens Business Association Bldg]

[Palestine Young Mens Business Association Bldg]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: This building was the home of the Young Mens Business Association, which later became the Palestine Chamber of Commerce. It was located on Spring Street (once known as Front Street) in the "new town" section of Palestine, which was along the railroad tracks. This picture was probably taken in the early 1900's.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Main Street, Elkhart, Texas]

[Main Street, Elkhart, Texas]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Main Street, Elkhart Texas. This whole town burned at one point and when it was rebuilt, all the main buildings were made of brick.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[The White Way - Spring Street - Palestine, TX.]

[The White Way - Spring Street - Palestine, TX.]

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: The White Way, Spring Street, Palestine, TX. Known as this because of the way the streetlights lining the center of the road lit the way at night. This photo was made from an old post card.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Elkhart, Texas]

[Elkhart, Texas]

Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Main Street, Elkhart Texas. This whole town burned at one point and when it was rebuilt, all the main buildings were made of brick.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Cilla Price]

[Cilla Price]

Date: 1901
Creator: Picker
Description: Miss Cilla Price - Palestine Texas - 1901 Photo found among the Conaway family papers that were donated to the Palestine Public Library some time ago.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[John Randolph Hearne]

[John Randolph Hearne]

Date: 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: John Randolph Hearne, son of Texas pioneers Columbus Calamicus Hearne and wife Mary Ellen Gilmer, was born July 15, 1854 in Wheelock, Robinson County, TX. Educated in the schools of his native county, he later attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He returned to Texas in 1871, soon thereafter moving to Palestine, first engaging in the drug business which he followed for many years. Later he sold this business and moved to Dallas, becoming a very successful businessman. The first electric lights in Dallas were installed in his business downtown. Mr. Hearne later sold this business and moved back to Palestine where he was engaged in the hardware business, and at the time of his death was head of the Palestine Hardware Co. Mr. Hearne invested quite extensively in real estate in Palestine. A prominent businessman, he was instrumental in helping to organize the Palestine National Bank, which later merged with one of the existing banks and he was elected Vice-President of this bank. He was President of the Palestine Board of Trade, and also President of the Royall National Bank. He was Mayor of Palestine from 1907 to 1909 and during his administration Oak Street and Avenue ...
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Daughters of the Confederacy]

[Daughters of the Confederacy]

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: This picture was made at a state convention of the Texas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy at Corsicana Texas, 1900. The flag in the process of being folded is of unknown origin. It was returned from New Orleans with the effects of Col. William Lull and was supposed, from its single star, to have belonged to Texas. It's description: Gray field, red star, gray and blue stripes, heavy red fringe entirely surrounding it.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library