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75th Celebration Schedule of Events
List of the eldest residents of the City of Cleveland, for the 75th Anniversary Celebration. The list includes the names of the individuals, their birthdays, their age, and the color for their Senior Birthday Certificates.
[City of Cleveland Emblem]
One-page pamphlet containing a photograph of the emblem of the City of Cleveland. The emblem is gold and has a large blue letter 'C' with a red star in the middle. The caption beneath the photograph reads, "Cleveland.... A Product of the Pines."
Cleveland, Texas 1935-2010
Document discussing the incorporation of Cleveland, Texas. It briefly describes the history of the Cleveland area and identifies Charles Lander Cleveland, the original owner of the patent of the land. His photograph is shown at the bottom of the page.
Cleveland, Texas is incorporated in 1935
Document that lists historical events that occurred in 1935, the year that Cleveland was incorporated, in the United States and beyond. The list includes songs, movies, political issues, sports, and average prices and wages from that year.
Cleveland, Texas: What a Hometown Should Be
Pamphlet endorsing Cleveland, Texas as the "gateway to the outdoor pleasures of the East Texas forest country." Highlighted points in the pamphlet include a list of Cleveland events, the Civic Center, outdoor amenities and attractions, and a map of the area. A brief introduction to Cleveland's early history and a list of future attractions are also included.
[Cleveland's Oldest Known Resident]
Information about the City of Cleveland's oldest known resident, identified as Linia Hamilton Alfred. The paper provides information about her life and major historical events that occurred while she was growing up. She was born on October 31, 1904 and is currently a great-great-great grandmother.
[Letter from Cleveland Mayor Jill Barnett Kirkonis]
Letter from the mayor of the City of Cleveland. It discusses the 75th Anniversary of the city, and talks about the achievements that have been made over the years.
Significant Dates in the Development of our Early Community
Document presenting a timeline of significant dates in the development of the community in the City of Cleveland. The timeline begins at 1855 and ends at the incorporation of Cleveland in 1935.
[Pressley Brothers Transfer Trucks]
Copy-print photograph of cotton loaded onto Pressley Brothers Transfer Trucks to be hauled to Kehoe Company in Houston, Texas. Cotton was bought by E. M. Hoffer and Garvey.
[Letter From Texas Governor Rick Perry]
Document from Texas Governor Rick Perry, recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the City of Cleveland. He is extending his greetings to the town and wishing them a memorable celebration.
Allen & Bazoon Garage
Photograph of a local garage. There is a jeep parked under the drive-through part of the building. A pick up truck and several cars are parked on the side street. Note that the name of the establishment on the window is backwards... installer put it in backwards and was never corrected.
Anderson Hotel
Photograph of the Anderson Hotel which was located on the corner of old highway 59 and San Jacinto Street in Cleveland, Texas. The hotel had a large stairway leading to the upstairs rooms from the luxurious lobby. It also had a resturant within the hotel.
Austin Library (First Public Library)
Photograph of first public library in Cleveland built by Ms. Austin. It was about 1/2 block from the grammar school. Students would walk single file to check out books. Three sides of the Library were shelves of books. The only other item was a small desk and chair where the librarian worked.
Autumn Hills Flag Dedication
Photograph of Autumn Hills flag dedication
Autumn Hills NNursing Home Flag Dedication
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Autumn Hills Nursing Facility
Photograph of Flag dedication by troop of boy scouts/
Autumn Hills Nursing Home
Photograph of flag dedication at Autumn Hills Nursing Home.
Bailey's Cleaners
Photograph of Bailey's Cleaners which was located on the east side of the railroad in the same block as the Farmers State Bank. At the time of this picture it was customary for the clothes to be picked up and delivered to the home. Pictured in front of the cleaners L to R is ?; ?; ?; Ray Skelton; Mary Clements Bailey; Graham Bailey.
Bailey's Cleaners
Photograph of the physical plant of Bailey's cleaners. All cleaning was done on site by long time employees.
Bailey's Cleaners
Photograph of the area where clothes were cleaned and pressed. The people working in the area were long time employees.
[Band Performing at Perks Steakhouse]
Photograph of Light Crust Doughboys, a popular country western band, performing at Perks Steakhouse in Cleveland, Texas. There are six members in the band playing various instruments.
Ben Franklin Store
Photograph of the Ben Franklin store in Cleveland, Texas.
Bid McClelland at his Construction Business
Photograph of Bid McClelland in his office at his construction company.
Blue Haven Nursing Home
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Blue Haven Nursing Home
In the 1950's & 60's a converted home was turned into a group home that housed elderly and impaired individuals. Photograph of residents and staff gathered around a donated Christmas tree.
Blue Haven Rest Home
Photograph of nurses and 4 residents of home at Christmas.
Blue Haven Rest Home Christmas
Photograph of Christmas at the Blue Haven Rest Home. Caregivers/staff standing by Christmas Tree.
Bootlegger's Arrest
Photograph of local law enforcement exhibiting the evidence after arresting a bootlegger.
Boy Scout Troop and their Leaders
Photograph of.Boy Scout Troop riding in parade.
Business District of Cleveland, Texas
Photograph of Railroad Ave in downtown Cleveland in the early 1950's. Looking North, The First National Bank can be seen at the end of the block. From the left foreground is Cleveland Dry Goods, Enloe's Grocery, RR Ave Cafe, Jercik's Bakery, City Cleaners, Weeren Bros Dry Goods, and 1st National Bank.
Capco Industry
Photograph of executives and staff of Capco Industries. (from left to right)Glea Ramey..
Cattle Dipping
Photograph of cattle being herded into the squeeze chute. Two cowboys are on the fence to the right, herding the animal. Once in the chute they were treated.
Christmas Parade
Photograph of unknown young ladies on a float in the Christmas parade.
Christmas Parade
Photograph of annual Christmas parade in Cleveland
Christmas Parade entry
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The Church at Fostoria, Texas
Photograph of a chuch that was located in Fostoria, Texas on the grounds of the Foster Lumber Company.
City Council
Photograph of City Council or Cleveland, Texas standing in front of City Hall.
Clesson Welding Shop
Photograph of Clesson Welding Shop.
Cleveland Auto Parts [Pilgreen & Sons]
Photograph of the interior of Pilgreen Auto Parts on the east side of Highway 59 south between the township and hwy 105. The picture is of Mr.George Pilgreen, owner and his oldest son, George Wright Pilgreen. Note the air cooled auto cushion display. This product was due to most cars still not having air conditioners.
Cleveland City Council
Photograph of swearing in ceremony of Joe Ivey for Mayor of Cleveland, Texas.
Cleveland City Hall 1985
Photograph of Cleveland City Hall building, 1985.
[Cleveland Colored School Drill Team]
Photograph of the Cleveland Colored School Drill Team. There are four rows of girls lined up performing a drill. They are wearing skirts and cowboy hats and holding batons.
[Cleveland Dairy Day Milking Contest]
Photograph of a young girl milking a cow for the Cleveland Dairy Day Milking Contest. She is wearing a long polka dot dress and smiling towards the camera.
[Cleveland Dairy Days]
Photograph of contestants and cattle shown in an arena. There are spectators seated in covered and uncovered stands around the arena. Two children are seated on top of the wooden fence in the bottom-right. The 2012 site contains a Wells Fargo Bank.
[Cleveland High School Baseball Team]
the Cleveland High School baseball team. They are seated outdoors near the dugout. Their jerseys read "Cleveland Indians."
Cleveland High School Football
Photograph of Friday night football game. The games were popular in Cleveland, as it was in most East Texas towns of the mid and late 20th century.
The Cleveland Indian Statue
Photograph of a statue of an Indian warrior that stood in the entry of Cleveland High School representing their mascot.
Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department
Photograph of Fire trucks, volunteers in action fighting a fire. A group of on-lookers stand by watching.
Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department
Photograph of three members of the volunteer fire department at a fire. Members would immediately rush to a fire when the siren's were sounded.
Cleveland's Local Radio Station
Photograph of KLVB Radio station opened in 1954.