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  Partner: Irving Archives
 Collection: O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection
Irving Cotton Gin

Irving Cotton Gin

Date: 1916~
Creator: unknown
Description: The cotton gin, located at Irving Boulevard and Britain, was dismantled about 1916.
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Early Irvingites on the Road

Early Irvingites on the Road

Date: 1915~
Creator: unknown
Description: Early Irvingites take to the road, c. 1915.
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Irving School's Third Grade Class, c. 1930s

Irving School's Third Grade Class, c. 1930s

Date: 1930~
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. White's third grade class, c. 1930s. The Irving Independent School District was established in 1909. The building in this photograph was a three-story red brick building that was constructed in 1913.
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Story Feed Store

Story Feed Store

Date: 1910~
Creator: unknown
Description: The Story livery stable and feed store was located just west of the corner of Main and First (Irving Blvd.) streets during Irving's early years.
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Henry Britain Home

Henry Britain Home

Date: 1903~
Creator: unknown
Description: The home of Henry W. Britain, the rancher who sold eighty acres to J.O. Schulze and Otis Brown for the original Irving townsite. The land sold for $30 an acre. This home was located near Nursery and Perry roads. Further to the south, Britain watered his livestock at the pond near the intersection of Nursery and Irving Blvd. The Britain family came to this area in 1859. Dave, Lee, Eunice, and Henry W. Britain are among those in the photo.
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Hawks Chapel Methodist Church

Hawks Chapel Methodist Church

Date: 1907~
Creator: unknown
Description: The Union Bower community was settled during the 1880s. It was located about north and east of the town site of Irving, which was founded in 1903. The Reverend W. E. Hawks of Dallas, who had been preaching in the Union Bower area since 1887, directed the building of a church in the community. In 1907, Hawks Chapel Methodist Church opened. In this photo, members of the congregation pose in front of the church.
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Lloyd Smith and Brother

Lloyd Smith and Brother

Date: 1894~
Creator: unknown
Description: Lloyd and Bertie Smith, sons of William and Virginia Smith, area pioneers in the Union Bower community, c. 1894.
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Hezekiah Story Family

Hezekiah Story Family

Date: 1890~
Creator: unknown
Description: The Story family was one of the pioneer families to the region. Here Hezekiah Story is pictured with his family.
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Couple in Union Bower

Couple in Union Bower

Date: 1910~
Creator: unknown
Description: An unidentified couple enjoys an afternoon in the Union Bower community, c. 1910. Union Bower was a farming community that today is part of eastern Irving.
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Irving Motoring Enthusiasts

Irving Motoring Enthusiasts

Date: 1912~
Creator: unknown
Description: Early Irvingites prepare for a motor outing, c. 1912. On the left is the Schulze family automobile and on the right is the Robinson family car. The boy on the running board is Joe Williamson. Behind the wheel is Percy Schulze and next to him is his wife, Virginia. In the other vehicle, in no particular order are, Mr. T. G. Robinson, Mr. Williamson, May Williamson, Mrs. T. G. Robinson, Ward Robinson, and Mrs. Marsh.
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