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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Language: English
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[407 E. Kolstad - Mallard Alexander House]

[407 E. Kolstad - Mallard Alexander House]

Date: 1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a light-colored house surrounded by a lawn and trees. One of the oldest homes in Palestine, this house was built using slave labor in 1848 by Judge John B. Mallard. Surrounded by stately oak and cedar trees, it continues to be on its original foundation of one and one-half foot cedar logs and has been repaired and remodeled by later owners. Marked by the State of Texas n 1952, it has been the home of the Forrest Bradberrys since 1957. Judge Mallard and his wife, the former Susan S. Scott, came to Texas from Mississippi in 1845 and settled at Old Fort Houston. In February 1846, he moved to Palestine, the new county seat of Anderson County which had been organized that same year, and purchased ten acres, known as the Mallard Block. This acreage was located just north of the then city limits which is now in Old Town Palestine. The Mallards had seven children including Mrs. Bettie Oder, a beloved teacher in Palestine for forty-six years. Mrs. Oder was born at this home in 1849 and died in Houston in 1940. Also born here was Mrs. Barbara Alexander Eppner. The first census of early Palestine was ...
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1003 N. Link - H.H. Link House]

[1003 N. Link - H.H. Link House]

Date: 1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the front and south side of the "H.H. Link House" located at 1003 N. Link in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, white house with both Queen Anne and Classical Revival-style architectures, including two-story Ionic columns across the front. The foreground of this image is blurred, obscuring part of the house.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
1950 Childress District Office, Texas Highway Dept - 1st picnic

1950 Childress District Office, Texas Highway Dept - 1st picnic

Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a a Texas Highway Department picnic. A large gathering is shown with a man opening a bottled beverage while a young girl walks to the right , holding a drink.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
[Anderson County Courthouse]

[Anderson County Courthouse]

Date: 1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the west side of the Anderson County Courthouse, located at 500 N. Church in Palestine, Texas. The three-story building has Classical Revival-style elements including Ionic columns across the front. There is a dome topped with a statue of Lady Justice in the center of the roof and there are awnings on all of the windows.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Anderson County Pasture]

[Anderson County Pasture]

Date: 1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a pasture filled with trees in Anderson County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Attendant at a Humble Gas Station]

[Attendant at a Humble Gas Station]

Date: 1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Humble gas station attendant standing next to a gas pump around 1950. His uniform has a "Humble" patch on the shirt.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
Bridge Between Port Arthur and Orange, Texas

Bridge Between Port Arthur and Orange, Texas

Date: 1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographic postcard of the cantilever bridge crossing the Neches River in Southeast Texas. It connects Port Arthur with Bridge City in Orange County. It is the highest bridge in Texas and is now known as the Rainbow Bridge. The card was mailed Dec 10, 1950 from Orange, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
[Classroom at Tilley School]

[Classroom at Tilley School]

Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two students in a classroom at the Tilley School in Orange, Texas. They are pointing to a poster of book covers of American biographies. Looking on are Principal Myrtle Richardson ans teacher Mary Lynn Weir.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
[Dossman-Rueter Wedding #9]

[Dossman-Rueter Wedding #9]

Date: [1950..1959]
Creator: Blewitt, William
Description: Photograph of a group of people, identified as the wedding party in the Dossman-Rueter wedding, posing together in front of a church alter. The bride and groom are standing in the center of the front row, with three women to the right and three men to the left. Behind them is a second row of two women (left) and two men (right). In the background, decorative woodwork is visible on the wall behind the alter, as well as a crucifix, lit candles, and windows on either side of the alter area.
Contributing Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission
[Entrance ot DuPont Sabine River Works - Orange, Texas

[Entrance ot DuPont Sabine River Works - Orange, Texas

Date: 1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographic postcard picturing the entrance to the DuPont Sabine River Works, a power and chemical plant in Orange, Texas. Outside the entrance is a tall flag pole and a landscaped parking area full of automobiles.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
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