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 County: Upshur County, TX
[Ferguson Place]
Photograph of Ferguson Place, located three minutes south of Ore City, Texas. In the photograph, a family of eight are pictured standing in front of a log home, and there is a wooden fence around the yard. The home was burned in 1909.
[Gladewater Jailhouse]
Photograph of the original Gladewater Jailhouse in Gladewater, Texas. There are two men standing outside the wooden jailhouse.
[Oil Well Fire]
Photograph of the Sinclair #1 Oil Well, near Gladewater, Texas. The oil well caught fire on April 28, 1931 and killed nine men.
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