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[Photograph of Lyon House]

[Photograph of Lyon House]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of Lyon House in Sherman, Texas. It is a three story Victorian style house of carved wood that has been painted white and trimmed with a dark red color. A brick stairway leads up to the door that sits under a columned arch. A shorter, rounded tower protrudes upward to the right of the arch. A Texas Historical Marker sits on the lawn in front of the building.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Lyon House]

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Lyon House]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Lyon House in Sherman, Texas. Text: Built before 1897, this Victorian house was designed by German-born John Tollouch and occupied by hardware merchant George E. Hardwicke (1855-1923) until 1899. The property was purchased in 1902 by Dupont Lyon (1876-1946). Then an officer in the U.S. Army. He became a dairy farmer and lumberman after settling here, and served as Mayor of Sherman (1913-15). Lyon joined the army again in World War I and attained the rank of Major before retiring in 1932. In the 1930s, Lyon made minor repairs and additions to the house. It was purchased and restored in 1974 by Robert J. Tate.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Photograph of Mantua Masonic Lodge No. 209, A.F. & A.M.]

[Photograph of Mantua Masonic Lodge No. 209, A.F. & A.M.]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of Mantua Masonic Lodge No. 209, A.F. & A.M. It is a one story brick building with a dark red door. There are bushes in front of the house and the Texas Historical Marker is visible in the photograph.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Marker: Louis Wilmouth]

[Marker: Louis Wilmouth]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the marker for Louis Wilmouth in Sadler, Texas. Text: A San Jacinto veteran - born in Kentucky, 1806 - died November 11, 1893. His wife Ellen Vittitoe Wilmouth died January 22, 1896.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Sherman Manufacturing Company]

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Sherman Manufacturing Company]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Sherman Manufacturing Company in Sherman, Texas. Text: Sherman Seamless Bag Mill was founded here in 1891, to serve the cotton industry of north central Texas. Elected to Board of Directors on March 18, 1891, were C.A. Andrews, Edward Eastburn, W.C. Eubank, Thomas Forbes, J.F. Jacques, J.C. Jones, Tom Randolph, Z.E. Raney, and J.C. Tassey to serve as chairman. Elegant cornerstone was shipped from Cromwell, Mass. to go into the original structure. Suffering from financial problems during those early years, the plant operated and closed intermittently. Acquired in 1906 by Wellington-Sears Company of New York who added buildings and centered production upon single-filling flat duck, purchased, 1946, by Ely Walker & Company of St. Louis, Missouri; wide sheeting became main product. Merged into Burlington Industries, Inc., 1955. Cornerstone of original building opened 1956. Disclosed old coins, 1891 newspapers, timetable for trains to Indian Territory (now state of Oklahoma). Saloon tokens and menu from Binkley Hotel coffee shop. A portion of the original structure remains as a useful part of this modern plant. Through Burlington's international organization, products made here are sold in market places throughout the world. (1967)
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Photograph of the Grave of Aaron S. Mangum]

[Photograph of the Grave of Aaron S. Mangum]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the grave of Aaron S. Mangum (September 3, 1812 - August 9, 1884) in Grayson County, Texas. The stone marker that bears his name is unadorned and slightly worn with age. Yellowish green lichens grow on the left side of the tombstone.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Photograph of Sherman Manufacturing Company]

[Photograph of Sherman Manufacturing Company]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the Sherman Manufacturing Company in Sherman, Texas. It's a white brick building with a red trimmed roof. Three windows are visible on the side near two small and bare trees.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Mantua Masonic Lodge No. 209, A.F. & A.M.]

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Mantua Masonic Lodge No. 209, A.F. & A.M.]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Mantua Masonic Lodge No. 209, A.F. & A.M. in Van Alstyne, Texas. Text: The organizational meeting for this masonic lodge was held on Feb. 7, 1857, on the second story of H. N. Walcott's store building in the village of Mantua (2 mi. sw). With District Deputy Grand Master J.J. Harrison officiating, the first meeting was attended by J.M. Enloe, W.A. Portman, J.L. Leslie, W.M. Akens, A.J. McDonough, A.C. White, H.N. Walcott, J.L. Lovejoy, G.W. Strother, and J.S. Stewart. Other charter members of the lodge included younger Scott McKinney, who had laid out the townsite several years earlier, and James W. Throckmorton, who later served as governor of Texas. A two-story lodge building was completed in 1859. The first masons met on the upper floor, while the first story housed a private school, the Mantua Seminary. After Van Alstyne was established on the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in 1872, most of the businesses and other establishments in Mantua, including the masonic lodge, moved to the new town. The lodge members held meetings in various locations until 1898, when they purchased the Carter Building on the town square. In 1976 the lodge ...
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Aaron S. Mangum]

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Aaron S. Mangum]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Aaron S. Mangum (September 3, 1812 - August 10, 1884) in Sherman, Texas. Text: South Carolinian Aaron Mangum came to Texas with a Georgia battalion in 1835 and served under Colonel James Fannin at Goliad. Mangum took ill during an expeditionary mission and fatefully avoided death at the Goliad Massacre. He married Leonora Snively in 1836 and together they lived in Mississippi and Georgia before moving here to Grayson County about 1869. After his death the town of Mangum, Oklahoma, was named in his honor.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Hagerman]

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Hagerman]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Hagerman in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: In 1904, James Patillo (J.P.) Smith platted streets here in a 10-acre wheat field and established the town of Hagerman, named for railroad attorney James P. Hagerman. The town consisted of 250 residents, a cotton gin, school, church, post office, railroad depot, and several businesses by 1910. The town prospered and grew to contain three churches and a three-teacher school. However, in the 1920s residents and businesses began to abandon the area when it became known that the creation of Lake Texoma would completely inundate the town. Lake Texoma was created in 1943. Sesquicentennial of Texas statehood 1845-1995.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West