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Rescuing Texas History, 2007
- [Country Club, Waco, Texas]
Color postcard with a picture of the Country Club in Waco Texas. There is a large building with columns on the front with landscaping around it, a brick chimney, a semi-circular deck, and a widows walk on top of the roof. On the back is the correspondence, "Dear Dillie, Lyle still confined to her bed, will write as soon as I can. Love to you all from us both. - Your friend, M.L.H." It is addressed to Mrs. E.A. Dill in Oklahoma City. It is postmarked Waco, Tx., 1908. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth35894/
- Waco, Texas. New Bridge over Brazos River.
Color postcard depicting the new bridge that spans the Brazos River in Waco, Texas. A park is on the bank with landscaping and sidewalks. The city of Waco is in the background. Description on the back of the card reads, " New Bridge over Brazos River. The longest arch bridge in the country around Waco is this steel arch bridge erected across the Brazos River. It is 550 feet in length, 24 feet in width, and cost $110,000. It was christened in 1901 by Miss Katie Ross, a sister of the Ex-Governor Ross of Texas, and who, in 1870, had christened the bridge located a few hundred feet further up the river." Correspondence on the back of the card reads, "Dear Dillie, Lyle has had typhoid fever for five weeks been in bed three right sick today. Yours, M.L.H." It is addressed to Mrs. E.A. Dill, Box 838, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Waco, Texas on Sep 5, 1908. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth35868/
- [Y.M.C.A. in Waco, Texas]
Black and white photo of the Y.M.C.A. in Waco, Texas. It is a square building, three stories high with windows all around. The card is addressed to Mrs. E.A. Dill, Box 838, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Waco, Texas on Sept 12, 1908. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth35860/