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Cherokee County History

Cherokee County History

Date: 2001
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Commission (Tex.)
Description: This volume discusses the history of Cherokee County including its communities, geography, and major events. The statement on the dedication page says: "This book is the story of Cherokee County from its earliest days through its founding and development and the achievements of its people to the present -- its rich heritage from its founders, its lasting contributions to the Republic of Texas, the State of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America. This book highlights Cherokee County's place in time" (p. iv). Index starts on page 707.
Contributing Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission
[Jacksonville Orchestra]

[Jacksonville Orchestra]

Date: December 5, 1987
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Description: Copy negative of an early Jacksonville Orchestra, in the home of W. A. Newton. Pictures hang on the walls; one of them is of Zelvin Newton. This photograph is behind the seated guitarist. A piano is behind the orchestra, on the right of the room. Several orchestra members hold guitars or banjos. On the left, Mr. W. A. Newton stands while Mrs. W. A. Newton is seated in front of him. In no order, the rest of the orchestra consists of Walter Newton, George "Pete" Newton, Mozell Newton, Janie May Newton, Jewel Newton, and Claude Shamblin.
Contributing Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission
[First Presbyterian Church Orchestra]

[First Presbyterian Church Orchestra]

Date: December 5, 1987
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Description: Copy negative of the First Presbyterian Church orchestra outside the entrance of the church. A piano and the pianist, Jewel Newton Brown, occupy the center of the photograph, and three members of the orchestra are seated on either side of it. On the left, a woman holding a violin is seated between a man holding a violin and a man holding a clarinet. A woman sits to the immediate right of the piano. Next to her is a man holding a horn, and the man next to him holds an upright bass. A baritone horn sits atop the piano.
Contributing Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission
[Photograph of Elijah Earle]

[Photograph of Elijah Earle]

Date: November 19, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Description: Copy negative of a portrait of Elijah Earle.
Contributing Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission
[Aerial View of Downtown Rusk]

[Aerial View of Downtown Rusk]

Date: September 17, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of downtown Rusk. The courthouse is in the middle of the photo. A monument to Confederate veterans is at the left of the square, while the Claiborne Hotel is on the north side. Buildings at the northeast of the square were built for county and district clerks.
Contributing Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission
[At the Sawmill]

[At the Sawmill]

Date: September 17, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Description: Copy negative of a scene at a sawmill. Men stand in front of an uncompleted shed with many animals. Most of the men are unidentified, but one of them is Arthur Ford.
Contributing Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission
[First Methodist Church, 1874]

[First Methodist Church, 1874]

Date: December 5, 1987
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Description: Copy negative of a drawing of Jacksonville's First United Methodist Church, by an unknown artist. Drawing shows a small building with a steeple to the left.
Contributing Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission
[Woodcutters]

[Woodcutters]

Date: November 19, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Description: Copy negative of a group of male woodcutters, holding saws and other tools.
Contributing Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission
[May Day]

[May Day]

Date: December 5, 1987
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Description: Copy negative of a May Day celebration at the Alexander Collegiate Institute. A large group of girls and boys stand in front of a building, believed to be Smith Hall. Model T Fords can be seen in the background.
Contributing Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission
[Summons to Mayor's Office]

[Summons to Mayor's Office]

Date: September 17, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Description: Copy negative of a summons to the office of the Mayor of Rusk. It reads: "You are hereby commanded to summon David M. Cook to be and appear before me at my Office in Rusk on the third Saturday in June being the 19 day of said month to answer the complaint of [illegible] in a plea of debt by note for the sum of Thirteen 68/100 dollars; then and there to show cause if any why judgment should not be given against him for said money. Herein fail not, and a due return make to me of this writ as the law directs. Given under my hand, at Office, this the 7th day of June A .D. 1858. Signed E. W. Busby, Mayor."
Contributing Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission
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