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[Charles Wilson Donates Papers to SFA ]
Photograph of U.S. Congressman Charles Wilson, (D-Lufkin) (second from left), who was warmly welcomed at a reception at Stephen F. Austin State University when he presented a collection of his official papers to the university's Ralph W. Steen Library. The collection includes Wilson's records while a senator in the Texas Legislature as well as federal papers since he has been a U.S. Congressman. Looking on as Wilson shows his scrapbook, which was kept during his senate term are (from left) Dr. William R. Johnson, president of SFA; Ernestine Hendry, associate dean of student development; Dr. David Cox, professor of political science; and Charles Haas, vice president of fiscal affairs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255251/
[Peyton Walters Mobile Office 1979]
Photograph of Peyton Walters driving Congressman Charles Wilson's mobile office. Walters, a former Polk County judge, began working for Wilson in 1979 to manage his mobile office program. He later served as Wilson's chief of staff from about 1991-1996 when Wilson retired from Congress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255253/
[Charles Wilson at Dayton Townhall]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson meeting with constituents at a town hall meeting in Dayton, Texas in July 1978. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255243/
[Charles Wilson Speaks at Vidor Rotary]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking at a Vidor Rotary Club meeting and Optimist Meeting in July 1978. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255241/
[Charles Wilson at Corps of Engineers Meeting]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking with concerned constituents at a Corps Of Engineers Meeting in 1978. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255245/
[Charles Wilson at Panama Canal Hearings]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking at Congressional hearings on treaties regarding the Panama Canal, possibly the Foreign Relations Committee. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255249/
[Charles Wilson in Nacogdoches]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking with constituents at a town meeting in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1978. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255244/
[Charles Wilson Speaks at Corps Engineers Meeting]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson addressing a crowd at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Meeting in 1978. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255246/
[Charles Wilson Speaks at Silsbee Meeting ]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking to constituents at a town meeting in Silsbee, TX in 1978. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255247/
[Charles Wilson Speaks with Vidor Constituents]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson meets with the Vidor Rotary Club and the Optimist Club in July 1978. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255242/
[Fidel Castro 1978]
Photograph of Fidel Castro from Charlie Wilson's trip to Cuba in 1978. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255240/
[Charles Wilson Birthday June 1976]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson at his birthday celebration in June 1976, possibly in his Congressional office. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255236/
[Charles Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt Statue]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson standing in front of a statue of President Theodore Roosevelt during his 1976 campaign for the United States House of Representatives. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255234/
[Charles Wilson at the Marine Corps Monument]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson walking in front of a monument honoring the United States Marine Corps in Washington D. C. during the 1976 campaign. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255235/
[Charles Wilson on U.S. Capitol Dome 1976]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson standing on the walkway of the U.S. Capitol Dome, ca. 1976. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255237/
[Charles Wilson in Israel in Captured Tank ]
Photograph of US Congressman Charles Wilson sitting atop a captured Russian-made Egyptian tank in Israel in December 1973. Diboll Free Press Collection, The History Center, Diboll, Texas. Following the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War, East Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson inspected this Russian-built T-62 tank captured by Israel. Wilson, as a member of the Near East subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, visited Israel comparing U.S. military equipment to that of Russia. Wilson concluded in a December 1973 newspaper column that we were “growing lax in our preparedness,” as he thought our best equipment was not as advanced as what Russia was then supplying Egypt and Syria. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255228/
[Charles Wilson Greets Golda Meir]
Photograph of U.S. Congressman Charles Wilson shaking the hand of Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel from 1969-1974. She visited the United States in 1973. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255239/
[Wilson Temple Shepherd 1973]
Photograph of Charles Wilson, Buddy Temple, and Margie Shepherd, September 1973. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255226/
[Buddy Temple Gives Speech at Wilson's Governor Day]
Photograph of State representative Buddy Temple, friend of Charlie Wilson, speaking at Wilson's Governor for a Day ceremony at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County, Texas on December 2, 1972. Behind him are Charlie Wilson and his first wife Jerry, and Lufkin attorney Martin Dies. Judge John Hannah was also in attendance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255221/
[Charles Wilson Governor for a Day]
Photograph of Charlie Wilson holding a seal of the Trinity River Authority of Texas at his Governor for a Day ceremony on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County, Texas. December 2, 1972. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255223/
[Charles Wilson Governor for Day]
Photograph of Charlie Wilson signing papers at his Governor for a Day ceremony on December 2, 1972 at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County, Texas. Chief R. F. Battise sits to Wilson's left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255220/
[Charles Wilson Speaks to Alabama Coushatta Boys]
Photograph of Charlie Wilson standing among several Alabama-Coushatta Indian boys at his Governor for a Day ceremony on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County, Texas. December 2, 1972. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255222/
[John Hannah and Charles Wilson]
Photograph of State Representative John Hannah introducing Charlie Wilson, President Pro-Tem of the Texas Senate, as Governor of Texas for a day at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation on December 2, 1972. State Representative Buddy Temple served as master of ceremonies and Judge Martin Dies Jr. swore Wilson into office. A reported 5,000 people were in attendance, including a complete National Guard unit that provided a 19-gun salute from 105mm howitzers. The mat is inscribed "To John, my trusted friend and guru, Charlie" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255224/
[Chief Batisse and Charles Wilson]
Photograph of R.F. Batisse, Chief of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe in Texas, and Charles Wilson in December 1972 during the Governor for a Day celebrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255225/
[Charles Wilson and Ben Barnes]
Photograph of Senator Charles Wilson receiving the gavel from Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes upon his appointment as chairman of the Texas Senate Banking Committee, February 6, 1969. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255219/
[Charles Wilson outside Texas Capitol]
Photograph of State representative Charles Wilson outside of the Texas capitol with three supporters. Left to right: Joe Ned Dean, District Judge for Trinity County, Claudette Lowe of Lufkin, and Jeannie Wayland, who was Wilson's administrative assistant. April 22, 1965. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255218/
[Young Democrats 1964]
Photograph of Charles Wilson and young democrats in Angelina County, Texas. In October 1964 Young Democrats of Angelina County launched a countywide bumper sticker campaign in Lufkin, Diboll, Clawson, Huntington, and Zavalla. Here one of the teams poses outside the Democratic Headquarters in Lufkin. Left to right: Gary Horton, Lisa Denman, Tre Denman, Richard Warner, Charles Wilson. The photograph appears in the October 11, 1964 issue of the Diboll Free Press. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255217/
[Charles Wilson Speaks in theTexas House ]
Photograph of Charles N. Wilson speaking in the Texas House of Representatives on April 20, 1961. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255216/
[Latane Temple Welcomes Charles Wilson to Temple Lumber]
Photograph of Latane Temple welcoming state representative Charles Wilson to the sales and public relations staff of Temple Lumber Company in 1961. This photograph was taken at the company's main office, which was located at 4807 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255215/
[Naval Academy Class of 1956]
Photograph of United States Naval Academy Cadets, presumably the class of 1956. Charles N. Wilson is on the top row, fourth from the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255213/
Gayle Cruthirds Bombing Group Photograph
Photograph of the United States Air Force, 15th Air Force, 376th Bombing Group, including Gayle Cruthirds of Diboll, Texas. All of the men are wearing Air Force uniforms and leather flight jackets, posing in front of a bomber. The plane has a face and the name "Betsy" painted on it. Handwritten information on the back of the photograph says, "April 22, 1944, Topeka, Kans. 15th Air Force (Italy) 376 Bomb Gp." and also lists those pictured, in order. Bottom row left-to-right: Lt. Jim Carrender, navigator, Kansas City; Lt. John Griffin, pilot, Rochester, New York; Lt. Peter Arth, co-pilot, Los Angeles, California; Lt. Hubert Schlatter, bombardier, Jennings Lodge, Oregon. Top row left-to-right: S/Sgt. Slim Limbocker, waistgun, Ranger, Texas; S/Sgt. Jo Janosko, engineer, Auburn, New York; S/Sgt. Gayle Cruthirds, nose gun, Diboll, Texas; S/Sgt. Edward Blunt, ball gun, Fresno, California; S/Sgt. Russel Martin, radio, top gun, Mounds, Illinois; S/Sgt. Ray (Mundo) Lane, tail gun, St. Louis, Missouri. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160197/
[Gayle Cruthirds World War II Flight Log]
Flight log created by Gayle Cruthirds, member of the 376th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, documenting his bombing missions over Italy and Eastern Europe between May 17, 1944 through September 20, 1944. Cruthirds discusses dates, flight times, mission location, weather, presence of flak and fighters, types of planes, and notes specific to each mission. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160199/
[Prisoners Working on the Texas State Railroad]
Vintage postcard of prisoners from the East Texas Penitentiary performing maintenance work on the Texas State Railroad, circa 1913. Armed guards supervise the prisoners, who are digging ditches along the sides of the track and roadbed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160198/
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[African American School House]
Photograph of the African American school in Diboll, Texas, depicting teacher J. W. Hogg and students. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204411/
[Bucyrus Steam Shovel near Blix]
Photograph of a Bucyrus steam shovel at work loading rail cars near Blix station, along the Texas South-Eastern Railroad right of way in western Angelina County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204429/
[Bucyrus Steam Shovel near Blix - 2]
Photograph of Bucyrus steam shovel at work loading rail cars near Blix station, along the Texas South-Eastern Railroad right of way in western Angelina County, Texas. Note the structures in the background. Texas South-Eastern Railroad engine 5 and a Lidgerwood is depicted in the background as well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204430/
[C. H. Bateman Home]
Photograph of the C. H. Bateman home in Diboll. Bateman was the assistant foreman of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 1, also called the yellow pine sawmill. The Bateman family is presumably pictured. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204329/
[C. L. Effinger Home]
Photograph of the C. L. Effinger home in Diboll. Effinger was a Southern Pine Lumber Company cashier and office manager. He and his family are presumably pictured. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204331/
[Camp 1 Animal Team in Woods]
Photograph of an animal logging team at Southern Pine Lumber Company's camp 1, with high wheel slip-tongue carts, ox teams, and a car of logs. Camp 1 was near the Rayville Ranch site in Trinity County, Texas, about 13 miles northwest of Diboll. It replaced the Angelina County camp called Lindsey Springs, and lasted from about 1907-1912. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204351/
[Camp 1 Company Store]
Photograph of the interior of the Southern Pine Lumber Company commissary at camp 1. Camp 1 was near the Rayville Ranch site in Trinity County, Texas, about 13 miles northwest of Diboll. It replaced the Angelina County camp called Lindsey Springs, and lasted from about 1907-1912. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204345/
[Camp 2 Four-mule Logging Teams]
Photograph of five Southern Pine Lumber Company 4-mule logging teams of camp 2. The camp was in the vicinity of Iris in Trinity County and operated from about 1907-1912. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204382/
[Camp 2 Store Interior]
Photograph of the interior of the company store at Southern Pine Lumber Company camp 2. The camp was in the vicinity of Iris in Trinity County and operated from about 1907-1912. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204388/
[Charles Fredreck Home]
Photograph of the Charles Fredreck home in Diboll picturing his family. Fredreck was a Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill foreman. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204330/
[Church Building and Hall]
Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company church building located in Diboll's south side. The lower floor held Baptist and Methodist services. The upper floor held meeting rooms for the Odd Fellows and the Woodmen of the World. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204319/
[Corliss Steam Sawmill Engine]
Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill engine, a 24x48 500 horse power Filer & Stowell Corliss steam engine, with an 18-foot fly wheel. A company employee is depicted in the background. This is likely sawmill 1, or the yellow pine mill. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204295/
[L. D. Gilbert]
Photograph of Southern Pine Lumber Company secretary and treasurer L. D. Gilbert in his Texarkana, Arkansas office, looking through a suite of offices. Gilbert later served as director of the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company in 1922 and 1929-1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204438/
[L. D. Gilbert and Thomas Lewis Latane Temple]
Photograph of L. D. Gilbert in his office, Southern Pine Lumber Company's secretary and treasurer, and Southern Pine owner and founder Thomas Lewis Latane Temple in the background. This is the company's main office in Texarkana, Arkansas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204437/
[Dynamo Room Interior]
Photograph of the interior of the Southern Pine Lumber Company dynamo room showing an engine manufactured by A. L. Ide & Sons of Springfield, Illinois. Engine specifications include 13x12 204 rev.; 50 K. W. Triumph Dynamo (Triumph Electric Company of Cincinnati, Ohio); 35 K. W. Keystone dynamo (Keystone Electric Company of Erie, Pennsylvania); 250 volts D. C. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204417/
[S. E. Lingard Home]
Photograph of the S. E. Lingard house in Diboll, Texas. Lingard was Southern Pine Lumber Company's shipping clerk. Lingard and his family are presumably pictures on the porch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204318/