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Early Irvingites Pose for Photo, c. 1915

Early Irvingites Pose for Photo, c. 1915

Date: c. 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: A group of early Irvingites pose for a photo, c. 1915. On the back of the photo is written: Kate, Early, Myrtle, and friends. They were Early, Kate, and Myrtle Story, and the photo was taken in front of the Story house at 304 S. Britain Road.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
View of Inside Survey Crew Tent, 1902

View of Inside Survey Crew Tent, 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: View of the interior of one the tents of the members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas in 1902. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
E. M. Story House, 1909

E. M. Story House, 1909

Date: 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: E. M. Story house, 1909. The Story family came to the Irving area during the second half of the 19th century. This house was on Britain Road near old downtown Irving. Shown in the picture are: front row: Clarence, Jane, and Myrtle Story; back row: unidentified, E. M. Story, and his wife Kate.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Railroad Survey Crew Poses for a Photograph, c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Poses for a Photograph, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose with their surveying tools, c. 1902. The crew worked 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 behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
[J. O. Shulze Playing with a Fox Puppy]

[J. O. Shulze Playing with a Fox Puppy]

Date: 1902~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of J. O. Schulze, the leader of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew, playing with the crew's pet fox, c. 1902. He is sitting on the ground outside of a tent and has the fox in his lap. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. In Texas, they worked a stretch of line between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. J. O. Schulze and Otis Brown, another crew member, remained behind and established the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Iron Bridge Across the West Fork of the Trinity River Near Irving, Texas

Iron Bridge Across the West Fork of the Trinity River Near Irving, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This bridge was on the main road from Dallas to Irving. It crossed the West Fork of the Trinity River just north of Eagle Ford in what today is west Dallas.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose in Front of Tent, c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose in Front of Tent, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Four members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose in front of their tent, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they surveyed a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. They camped on Britain family land in the vicinity of modern-day Nursery Road and the Rock Island railroad track. Two of the crew members remained behind when the rest moved on to the next job. They purchased 80 acres of land from the Britains and established the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Essie and Joe Keeling Family

Essie and Joe Keeling Family

Date: c. 1911 - 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: Essie and Joe Keeling were from two early Irving families. They married in 1910. The couple had three children. Here the couple is pictured with two of their children, Helen on the right and Weldon on the left, c. 1911-1912.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Man Standing in Field, c. 1902

Man Standing in Field, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Unidentified member of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew. The crew worked and ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1902. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving in 1903.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Railroad Survey Crew Members in Gazebo, c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members in Gazebo, c. 1902

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that surveyed a ten-mile section of track between Dallas and Fort Worth, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and south Texas before arriving in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
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