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West Side of Lavaca County Courthouse Square

West Side of Lavaca County Courthouse Square

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of cotton seed being hauled to the oil mill. In the foreground are horses pulling wagons on a dirt road. In the background are buildings on the square with trees along the road. According to accompanying information, this is the opera building under construction and the J.M. Vesmirovsky and Company General Store.
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Williamsburg School

Williamsburg School

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of students and there teacher in front of the one-room Williamsburg School. There are ten female students, six male students, and their female teacher in the center of the back row. Some of the students are barefoot. Names are listed on the back: (back row) Holly Garner Tarkington, Prasek or Scriba?, Lillian McElroy Whitaker, Lucille Autry Tomlinson, Teacher Byrdie Vick Burt, Mabel Chambers Baber, Ethel McElroy Sorenson, Florence Chapman Lucke, (front row) Robbie J. Garner Timm, ___ Schindler, W. N. "Bud" Garner, Holly Chapman?, John McElroy?, John Smolik, Schindler or Prasek?, Nona Vee Brown Baumgarten.
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Wreck of the Don Milo

Wreck of the Don Milo

Date: January 15, 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Lavaca River Bridge after the wreck of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass "Don Milo" freight train. There are pieces of the wreck still in the water, and there are men on what is left of the bridge, on the bank, and in the water. A train engine is on the tracks just before the bridge. There are cows in the background. According to the accompanying article, the wreck happened on Saturday, January 5, 1890 at 5:30 P.M. after heavy rainfall, and three people were killed. On the back is written "Property of Lillie Ahrens Hallettsville, Texas" and there is an explanation of the photograph.
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