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 Decade: 1970-1979
[Dorothy Vance Montgomery]

[Dorothy Vance Montgomery]

Date: c. 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Dorothy Vance Montgomery, musician and educator in Marshall, Texas. Born and reared in Marshall, she received several undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wiley College and the University of Southern California. She taught music in the Marshall Public Schools, 1930-1976. She also taught piano for 44 years at her private studio; was minister of music for 17 years at New Bethel Baptist Church; and was adjunct teacher for 2 years at Wiley College. The image shows her receiving one of several local awards for her long contribution to education.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Oldest Nursing Home Resident, Mrs. Izoria Malone]

[Oldest Nursing Home Resident, Mrs. Izoria Malone]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Izoria Malone was listed as 113 years old on records at the Harrison County Nursing Home when she was admitted there on January 29, 1974. She was possibly the second oldest resident in a United States nursing home at that time, and was certainly the oldest in the county. She died June, 1976 at the of 115. Article from The Marshall News Messenger newspaper, no date, reprinted in book, The Black Citizen and Democracy: Black Culture in Harrison County, Past, Present, and Future. Marshall Public Library, 1976, p. 86.
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[Downtown Street Scene, Marshall]

[Downtown Street Scene, Marshall]

Date: c. 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: As the sign attests, N. Wellington Street runs one way to the south in Marshall. The street intersects with Houston (right foreground) after crossing W. Austin Street one block to the north. Businesses located along the section of N. Wellington shown in the picture would have included the Marshall National Bank motor branch, Birmingham Shopping Mart, Paxtons Appliances, Blairs TV Service, River's Seed Bin, McKay's Furniture Co., City Finance So., and Denney Cleaners. Along W. Austin Street right to left, were Marshall Barber Shop, Mays Studio, the Blalock Building, Joe Woods Radio & TV Service, Stacy Shoe Repair, Blue Bonnet Beauty Shop, Desota Imports-Exports, Austin Furniture Co., McGibbon Watch Repairing, Barkett Shoe Repairing, Parish Taxi Stand, and finally Marshall Public Library at the extreme left side of the picture. The picture likely dates from 1978 or later. The blue Oldsmobile vehicle on the left is a 1978 model.
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[Marshall Hotel, Marshall]

[Marshall Hotel, Marshall]

Date: c. 1970
Creator: unknown
Description: The multi-story Marshall Hotel is a landmark in downtown Marshall. It is located on E. Houston Street. The corner shown is E. Houston and Lafayette. The building to the left of the hotel is the Mahon Building, was an office building at the time of the picture, c1970. After many years of standing empty and neglected, the hotel is currently under restoration.
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[Belle Crockett, Marshall Centenarian]

[Belle Crockett, Marshall Centenarian]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Belle Crockett was 106 years old, confined to a wheelchair, and in a Marshall nursing home when she posed for this picture in the home's reception area, c1976. A daughter of former slaves, she spent her active life working in her home and on the farm. Married twice, she did not have children. Her birth and death dates are unknown.
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[Library Supporter Earns Accolades]

[Library Supporter Earns Accolades]

Date: October 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Audrey Kariel, who was Project Director for the building of the new Marshall Public Library in 1973, holds a plaque awarded for her work. The event occured in the library's Gold auditorium on its opening weekend, October 20, 1973. Mrs. Kariel said the plaque was "A suprise [for her] - recognizing her work to make the MPL's dream come true."
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[Virginia G. Olincy at the Marshall Public Library Grand Opening Reception]

[Virginia G. Olincy at the Marshall Public Library Grand Opening Reception]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Virginia Gold Olincy, trustee of the Andrew Norman Foundation, toasts the grand opening of the Marshall Public Library at the formal reception on October 20, 1973. Mrs. Olincy, a former librarian, and her sister, Ms. Bernice Gold Kranson, arranged for a large challenge grant from the Foundation toward the new library building as a memorial to their parents. Following the successful fund drive and construction, the library's auditorium was named "The Mose and Etta Gold Auditorium" as that memorial.
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[Library Display Showcases Liberty]

[Library Display Showcases Liberty]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Dorothy Morrison, Marshall Public Library Director, shows off a display about Liberty. In the center of the display is a replica of the Liberty Bell, given by Marshall National Bank in 1976. Mrs. Morrison holds a reproduction of a liberty document. Books, small flags and a model cannon round out the display.
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[Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Marshall Public Library]

[Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Marshall Public Library]

Date: October 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: The Opening of the new Marshall Public Library was headlined in the Marshall News Messenger newspaper article shown here. Mrs. Bernice Gold Kranson, standing left, was assisted by Mrs. Jane Treister, standing right, in the ribbon-cutting. Other dignitaries and scouts attend. The opening was Sunday, October 21, 1973. The building has been in continual use as a library since that day.
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[Audrey Kariel and Charles Spangler Celebrate Opening of Marshall Public Library]

[Audrey Kariel and Charles Spangler Celebrate Opening of Marshall Public Library]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Audrey D. Kariel, Project Coordinator, and Martin Spangler, Chairman, celebrate the new Marshall Public Library at the formal reception on October 20, 1973. Mrs. Kariel relates "Martin was an inspirational leader. Every agenda carried a quote with motivation. My favorite was 'Your ship cannot come in unless you send some out.' We had to send out many ships to build the new MPL."
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