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  Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
 Decade: 1960-1969
[Danny Vance]

[Danny Vance]

Date: c. 1962
Creator: Osjetea Briggs
Description: Photo of Danny Vance 1962 graduate of Palestine High School
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Johnnie Bell Ballard]

[Johnnie Bell Ballard]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Johnnie Bell Ballard
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[O'Neill Hotel - 313 Spring Street]

[O'Neill Hotel - 313 Spring Street]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the O'Neill Hotel and Coffee Shop, which was located at 313 Spring Street, Palestine. It was actually the third hotel to sit on the site. In 1873, following the coming of the railroad to town, the Laclede Hotel was built there, but was destroyed by fire in 1876. The following year, a Dr. Manning of Oakwood erected a brick building known as the International Hotel on that location. It was purchased in 1882 by Col. George Burkitt who turned over operations to Mrs. Emma Nolen. During her tenure, the property was known as the Nolen Hotel, but when she moved to St. Louis, Col. Burkitt himself took over the management. That building was razed in 1922 and the "new" O'Neill, maiden surname of Burkitt's Irish born mother, was constructed on the site. The O'Neill boasted not only hot and cold running water in its guest rooms, it was also equipped with an electric Otis elevator and a radio receiving set on the mezzanine for entertainment of the hotel's guests. When Texas Gov. Ross Sterling declared martial law in the East Texas Oil Fields and ordered the National Guard to take it over and shut-in all wells, the O'Neill ...
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Palestine High School "Queen" Reunion]

[Palestine High School "Queen" Reunion]

Date: c. 1961
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo taken at the Reunion of the Palestine High School "Queens" - 20th Anniversary of the Senior Coronations - 1941-1961
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Palestine High School Students]

[Palestine High School Students]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of students from Palestine High School posing on the steps to Palestine High School.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Palestine Memorial Hospital]

[Palestine Memorial Hospital]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the old Memorial Hospital, which is located on the corner of S. Sycamore and Angelina Streets in the south side of Palestine. This building still stands, but no longer houses a hospital. It remains vacant as of the end of 2007.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Picking Cotton in Anderson County]

[Picking Cotton in Anderson County]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of workers picking cotton in Anderson County.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Railroad Y.M.C.A. - Palestine]

[Railroad Y.M.C.A. - Palestine]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Palestine Railroad Y. M. C. A. before it burned.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Roy Herrington, Governor John Connally, and C.O. Miller]

[Roy Herrington, Governor John Connally, and C.O. Miller]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of former Sheriff of Anderson County, Roy Herrington, standing with former Texas Governor John Connelly and C.O. Miller.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Unidenfied Group of People]

[Unidenfied Group of People]

Date: c. 1965
Creator: Osjetea Briggs
Description: Photo of an unidentified group of people
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
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