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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2010
[Hallettsville Public School]

[Hallettsville Public School]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of Hallettsville Public School. The school is three stories high and has a bell tower. There are steps leading up to the main entrance and trees line the outside of the building. Men and women are on the front steps and on the sidewalk that surrounds the building.
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Hallettsville VFD Celebration Committee

Hallettsville VFD Celebration Committee

Date: June 27, 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of the Hallettsville Volunteer Fire Department Celebration Committee. The members are sitting or standing around a table, and many of them have something to drink. According to the accompanying article, the seated members are (left to right) H. J. Braunig, John E. Buss, H. J. Heye, Richard Waltersdorf, and Charles Pillar, and the standing members are (left to right) Willie J. Miller, Richard J. Strauss, Otto von Rosenberg, and Mauritz Nau. Written in the center of the photograph is "June 27, 1910 Celebration Com." On the right side is written "Final Report." The article states that "President Pillar appointed committee to see if celebration could be had in June or July at the Park Verein," and that on June 24, 1910 "The firemen met and reported all preparations for the big celebration were perfected and letters were received that large delegations would be here from Yoakum, Shiner, Gonzales, El Campo, Nordheim, Yorktown, Eagle Lake, and other towns."
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Hallettsville Vikings Baseball Team

Hallettsville Vikings Baseball Team

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of the Hallettsville Vikings Baseball Team. Players and coaches are posing in front of a backdrop. The players are wearing dark color uniforms with an "H" and a "V" on the front.
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Henry H. Russell House

Henry H. Russell House

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Henry H. Russell house on North Ridge in Hallettsville, Texas. The house is two stories and surrounded by trees. In the foreground, the property is bordered by a wooden fence behind a dirt road. There are handwritten notes on the back of the photograph regarding the house and family.
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Here Is One That Didn't Get Away

Here Is One That Didn't Get Away

Date: 1909/1945
Creator: Braunig, H. J.
Description: Portrait of Reinhold Kluge and child with a large fish. The two are standing in front of an unidentified building with the fishing pole and fish. Written at the bottom is "HERE IS ONE THAT DIDN'T GET AWAY" and "REINHOLD KLUGE HALLETTSVILLE AT BAYSIDE, TEX."
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Honey Creek School

Honey Creek School

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of eight male and female students standing in front of Honey Creek School. The students are posing outside in front of the door to the building. A sign above the door reads, "Honey Creek School Dist. 26 A." Behind the students is an American flag being held up.
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Hotel Eckels [later New Park Hotel]

Hotel Eckels [later New Park Hotel]

Date: unknown
Creator: Saccar
Description: Photograph of the the street side view of Hotel Eckels. A horse drawn carriage with "Hotel Eckels" painted on the side is to the left of the building. A horse pulling a wagon with three men sitting in it is in the front of the building. The hotel is made of brick and is three stories tall.
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Houston Hustlers in Hallettsville, Texas

Houston Hustlers in Hallettsville, Texas

Date: April 26, 1907
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Description: Photograph of the Houston Hustlers as they came through Hallettsville, Texas. According to an accompanying article, "Seven wagons chained together and drawn by eight yoke of oxen conveyed the Houston party from the depot to the barbecue grounds." The wagons are in front of several buildings on the west side of the Courthouse Square. According to another accompanying article, you can see the Lavaca Bank, the white building in the center background, partially visible. There are other people in the street watching, including a band. Written at the bottom right of the photograph is "Houston Hustlers at Hallettsville Texas April 26, 1907." On the back it says "Property of Lillie Ahrens."
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Idle Hour Club

Idle Hour Club

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Idle Hour Club. The building is two stories tall. Four cars are parked on the dirt road around the building. In the foreground are telephone poles and a street light. Accompanying information lists the location on the corner of E. Second St. and N. Texana.
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J. H. Appelt Building

J. H. Appelt Building

Date: 1889
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the J. H. Appelt Building in 1889. There are people standing around the building and a man in a cart pulled by two mules. This is a brick two-story building with lots of windows. According to accompanying information, this saloon was located at Third and LaGrange Streets in Hallettsville and was built in 1888-89, and there was a fire in 1890 which resulted in the left side of the building being torn down and rebuilt.
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