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  Partner: Irving Archives
 County: Linn County, IA
Railroad Survey Crew Poses with Survey Tools, c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Poses with Survey Tools, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Six members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew pose around their surveying tools for a professional portrait, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained in the area and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives