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  Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
 Decade: 1920-1929
[Anchor from the Steamboat Ruthven]

[Anchor from the Steamboat Ruthven]

Date: c. 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a photo of the Anchor that was originally part of the steamboat Ruthven. The Ruthven was completed in the spring of 1860, though information concerning her home port and construction details are not clear. Before the civil war, the Ruthven seems to have been engaged in the Magnolia to Galveston trade carrying both goods and passengers. During the war she was chartered as a Confederate transport, hauling troops, military supplies, and the Confederate mails along with her usual cargos. As the war progressed and the Northern blockade of Galveston became more effective, the Trinity River trade tapered down to nearly nothing, suffering because of the inability to either ship cotton out or to receive goods on a regular basis. At the end of the war, however, this trend was reversed. Cotton and other agricultural produce once again flowed southward, and goods such as salt, flour, sugar, coffee, whiskey and clothing were brought north. At that time, shipment of cotton from Magnolia to Galveston cost from seven to ten dollars per bale. In Palestine, anyone expecting goods on a incoming steamboat would wait in town at "Steamboat Corner" until the steamboat blew its whistle as it came within a ...
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Avenue Baptist Church and Rev. A.D. Sparkman]

[Avenue Baptist Church and Rev. A.D. Sparkman]

Date: c. 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo collage including pictures of the Avenue Baptist Church and Reverend A.D. Sparkman.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Ben Hassell with friends]

[Ben Hassell with friends]

Date: c. 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Ben Hassell with friends standing in front of an unidentified house in Anderson County.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Explosion of the Fotopolus Shoe Repair Store]

[Explosion of the Fotopolus Shoe Repair Store]

Date: c. 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: According to information found on the back of the photo, this shows the result of an explosion of the Fotopolus Shoe Repair Store, which was located on Main Street, Palestine. The building was owned at the time by members of the Thrice family.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Four Pines School]

[Four Pines School]

Date: c. 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Four Pines School, located in Anderson County.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Miss. Branham's 6th Grade Class]

[Miss. Branham's 6th Grade Class]

Date: November 19, 1921
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Miss Branham's High Sixth grade class - November 19, 1921. First Row: Robert Lee Redus Carswell McFarlane Gregg Nance Edward Swift Alvin Temple Second Row: Thomas Potter George Torma Henry Vyscoscil Bubba Mitchell Third Row: Janice Winner ----- Mollard Orville Williams Frank Lemacks Fourth Row: Elizabeth Naylor Lorene Reagan Leola Prestridge Kenneth Tillman Fifth Row: Minnie Rooks Unknown Laura Bell Branham Nellie Naismith Erlene Schmidt
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Photo of an Unidentified Class]

[Photo of an Unidentified Class]

Date: c. 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a group of unidentified children from a Palestine school.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Postcard of The Great White Way - Spring Street]

[Postcard of The Great White Way - Spring Street]

Date: c. 1925
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard taken c. 1925 of Spring Street, a street that was once knicknamed "The Great White Way" because of the streetlights running down the center of the street. Note the train depot on the right and the business on the left.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Railroad YMCA]

[Railroad YMCA]

Date: c. 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Palestine Railroad Y. M. C. A.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Rusk Elementary School - Palestine]

[Rusk Elementary School - Palestine]

Date: c. 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Rusk Elementary School with the student body posed in front of it. This school was located on Palestine Avenue, Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
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