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[I&GN Land Sales Poster]

[I&GN Land Sales Poster]

Date: c. 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a poster used to attract immigrants to purchase homes in Texas along the Internation & Great Northern Railroad line.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Anderson Campground - Brushy Creek Arbor]

[Anderson Campground - Brushy Creek Arbor]

Date: c. 1980
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a photo of the Anderson County Campground. There is a Texas Historical Commission Marker at the site, which was dedicated on September 6, 1981. That same day a National Register of Historic Places designation was also given to the site. Commonly called the Brushy Creek Arbor, Anderson Campground has a long and well known history. During the 1850's, the nearby area was settled with families, most of whom had come from a place called Brushy Creek, which was in Anderson County, South Carolina. By the 1870's a religious campground was constructed, with water provided from a nearby Artesian spring. Families came and stayed for days, bringing their own food, bedding, and supplies. Sermons were preached several times a day. Religious camp meetings were popular in the late 1800's and early 1900's, although there are few visible signs remaining. This arbor is one of the few that has survived intact for over 130 years. Both the church associated with it, Brushy Creek United Methodist, and the arbor itself have changed very little. The total area covers 5.6 acres. Although the last camp meetings were held in the 1930's, the arbor continued to be used for weeklong summer revivals into ...
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Watering Trough on Avenue A]

[Watering Trough on Avenue A]

Date: c. 1980
Creator: unknown
Description: In 1895, Caldwell Green felt Palestine's horses needed more attention, so he built a watering trough on Avenue A in downtown Palestine. This trough, with his name and the date, is still there, but now contains a flower garden. At one time before this picture was made, it sported fhe figure of a child on a dolphin in the center of the fountain.
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
[Aerial View of Palestine]

[Aerial View of Palestine]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Aerial View of Palestine
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[View of Spring Street from the trainyard]

[View of Spring Street from the trainyard]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: View of Spring Street from the Trainyards. Spring Street was called Front Street at one time.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell]

[Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Thomas Mitchell Campbell was born on 22 April 1856 at Rusk Texas, the son of Thomas Duncan and Rachel Moore Campbell. He entered Trinity University (then located at Tehuacana) to study law in 1873, but dropped out after one year. He took a job in the Gregg county clerk's office and studied law at night. He was admitted to the bar in 1878 and first hung his shingle in Longview. There he stayed until he was appointed a master in chancery for the I&GN Railroad in 1889. In 1891 he moved his family to Palestine. That family consisted of his wife Fannie Irene Bruner and his five chileren. He resigned from the Railroad in 1897 and returned to private law practice in Palestine, becoming active in the Democratic party. At ex-governor Hogg's urging, he decided to run for governor and was elected and spent two terms in office from 1907-1911. Upon leaving the governorship, he returned to private law practice in Palestine, but remained active in Democratic politics. He ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate in 1916 and served on the exemption board for World War I. He died in Galveston on 1 April 1923 and is buried in ...
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Dogwood Trees in front of City Hall - Palestine]

[Dogwood Trees in front of City Hall - Palestine]

Date: May 1979
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Dogwood located in front of City Hall, downtown Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Dogwood Tree in Bloom in Anderson County]

[Dogwood Tree in Bloom in Anderson County]

Date: April 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a Dogwood Tree in bloom in Anderson County.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Photo of a monument at the Palestine City Cemetery Complex]

[Photo of a monument at the Palestine City Cemetery Complex]

Date: April 1974
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a marker in the East Hill section of the Palestine City Cemetery complex.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission