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[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Ninth Texas Cavalry]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Ninth Texas Cavalry in Sherman, Texas. Text: The Ninth Texas Cavalry consisted of about 1,000 mounted volunteers from Grayson, Tarrant, Hunt, Hopkins, Cass, Red River, Titus, and Lamar counties. They gathered about 15 miles northwest of here at Brogdon's Springs on October 2, 1861, and were mustered into Confederate service under Colonel William B. Sims. Under Colonel Sims the Ninth Cavalry saw considerable action in the Indian Territory of present-day Oklahoma before joining General Ben McCulloch's Army in Arkansas in late January 1862. Colonel Sims was wounded during the Battle of Pea Ridge in March 1862 and Lt. Colonel William Quayle took command. The Ninth Cavalry numbered 657 men in late spring 1862 when they marched to Mississippi to join the Third, Sixth, and Twenty-seventh Texas Cavalry units and formed a cavalry brigade under the command of Lawrence S. Ross. For 15 months Ross' brigade saw almost continual action in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. They participated in the assault that captured and burned the federal gunboat "Petrel" in 1864. By November 1864 the Ninth Cavalry consisted of only 110 men. Ross' brigade surrendered to federal troops at Jackson, Mississippi, on May 4, 1865. Veterans of Ross' brigade formed an association in 1878. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256856/
[Photograph of the Grave of Mita and Hugh Hall]
Photograph of the grave of Mita Holsapple Hall (1885 - 1965) and Hugh Edward Hall (1871-1931) in Sherman, Texas. Floral engravings decorate the left and right edges of the marker. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256855/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad in Denison, Texas. Text: In 1865 the Union Pacific Railway Southern Branch was incorporated to build a railroad from the St. Louis-Kansas City area to the Gulf of Mexico. In 1870, with construction completed to the border of Indian Territory, the line was renamed the Missouri, Kansas, & Texas Railroad. This title was often shortened to M-K-T, which led to the familiar nickname by which the line is best known - "The Katy". Following the route of an old cattle trail, the Katy became the first railroad to cross Indian Territory, now the State of Oklahoma, and enter Texas from the North. On Christmas Day 1872, over 100 passengers rode the first Katy train into Denison, a new townsite named for M-K-T Vice President George Denison. The construction and acquisition of branch lines soon extended the Katy east to Greenville, west to Rotan and Wichita Falls, and south to Galveston and San Antonio. By 1904, the system had over 1,000 miles of track in Texas. The railroad transported cattle, cotton, and other crops to market. It also carried passengers on such trains as the "Texas Special" and the "Katy Flyer" before passenger service ended in 1965. Today (1975) Denison is a division headquarters on the M-K-T and the home of about 600 railroad employees. (1975). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256852/
[Photograph of Miller's Spring]
Photograph of Miller's Spring to Denison, Texas. The spring can be partially seen in the right of the picture with a decorative rock wall along the edge of the spring. Trees and houses can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256851/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: North-South Railway Connection]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for North-South Railway Connection in Denison, Texas. Text: On December 24, 1872, a Missouri, Kansas, & Texas (Katy) railroad train carrying 100 passengers arrived here in the newly established railroad town of Denison. Its arrival marked the culmination of years of effort by the Katy to construct a rail line from the border of Kansas and the Indian Territory (Oklahoma) south to the Red River and into Texas. The Katy earned this lucrative right-of-way by being first in a national competition to construct a rail line from St. Louis south to the Indian Territory. Several months later the unheralded connection of the nation's first north-to-south rail service west of the Mississippi River was established here when a Texas central railroad train pulled into Denison from the south on March 10, 1873. In a brief ceremony to commemorate the occasion Denison Mayor L. S. Owings addressed a small crowd by reading the contents of a telegram he had dispatched to Galveston, Houston, New York, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, and San Francisco proclaiming his town's new role as a key link in the nation's network of rail lines. With this connection passengers and shippers could depend on continuous rail passage from the Texas Gulf Coast. Where the Texas Central originated, through Denison to St. Louis where rail linkages extended north to Chicago, east to New York, and west to San Francisco. (1993). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256857/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Miller's Spring]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Miller's Spring in Denison, Texas. Text: On homesite bought Oct. 15, 1866, by J.K. Miller (1826-1908), this spring supplied his household, neighbors, travelers on nearby ferry road. Civic-minded miller gave alternate business area lots to the city of Denison; also sites for each early church, first public school, forest park. (1972). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256850/
[Photograph of North-South Railway Connection]
Photograph of North-South Railway Connection in Denison, Texas. There is a large train with "MKT" painted on the side. On the left of the photograph, there is a wooden pole with a sign for the Red River Railroad Museum, Incorporated. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256858/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Mita Holsapple Hall]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Mita Holsapple Hall (1885-1965) in Sherman, Texas. Text: Born near Fair Dealing, Kentucky, Mita Holsapple moved with her family to Sherman as a child and graduated from Mary Nash College. Wed to Hugh E. Hall in 1919, she organized the first Camp Fire Girls group in Sherman two years later. For the next 44 years, her commitment to the Camp Fire movement endeared her to the young women of Sherman and led to local, district and national leadership positions and honors in the organization. In addition to numerous other civic and cultural activities, she co-authored a history of Grayson County for the Texas Centennial in 1936. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256854/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Odd Fellows Hall]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Odd Fellows Hall in Sherman, Texas. Text: Erected in 1875. Third meeting place for Sherman Lodge #45 since organization Sept. 27, 1854. Center of community activity; opened a school (74 students) 11 years before first city public school. At June 21, 1862, meeting all members except one elderly brother left for Confederate service. This meeting was not officially closed until war's end. 3 Grand Masters of Texas and 1 Sovereign Grand Master of the world came from membership. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256859/
[Photograph of Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad]
Photograph of outside the train station for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad in Denison, Texas. There are trees lining a path leading up to a fountain and the station. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256853/
[Photograph of Walnut Street Church of Christ]
Photograph of Walnut Street Church of Christ building. It is a large brick building with stained glass windows. There is a flight of stairs leading up to the building. There are two stories, and another lower story that appears to be partially underground. There are two columns at the entrance to the church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256955/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Vittitoe Cemetery]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Vittitoe Cemetery in Whitewright, Texas. Text: This graveyard was begun as a family burial plot by Samuel and Ellen Vittitoe, who settled on land surrounding this site in 1852. Their son, Frank, probably was the first to be buried here sometime before the outbreak of the Civil War, although his headstone is undated, the Vittitoes made it known to the residents of Kentucky Town (1 mi. N.) that their plot was open for burials outside the family, but the cemetery was not used as a public burial ground until it was legally established as such in 1885. More than 700 graves have been recorded in the Vittitoe Cemetery, most of them bear tombstones with legible inscriptions, but others are marked only by stakes or pieces of stone or rock, included among those buried here are early settlers such as Andrew Thomas, who brought his family to the area in 1837; numerous Civil War veterans; the Rev. Isaac Teague, Pastor of the Kentucky Town Baptist Church during the early 1900s; and Benjamin Earnest, who helped establish a general store soon after settling in Kentucky Town in 1859. Vittitoe Cemetery, which is cared for by the Vittitoe Cemetery Association, is an important reminder of the early history of this part of Grayson County. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256952/
[Photograph of Van Alstyne Cemetery]
Photograph of Van Alstyne Cemetery. There is a brick sign and several large trees near the sign. Several headstones are visible, and many of the graves have flowers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256951/
[Photograph of Washburn Cemetery]
Photograph of the front of Washburn Cemetery in Bells, Texas. The gate leading into the cemetery has lettering above it spelling out "Washburn." Scattered among the graves are trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256957/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Van Alstyne Cemetery]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Van Alstyne Cemetery in Van Alstyne, Texas. Text: Established 1846 Historic Texas Cemetery 2005 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256950/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: L.A. Washington, Jr. and Wife Martha A.]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for L.A. Washington, Jr. and Wife Martha A. in Denison, Texas. Text: Grandnephew of George Washington, who had been guardian of L.A.'s father was a doctor; came to Texas 1849 with inaugural suit. Personal letters of George Washington. Wife came from noted West Virginia family. Recorded - 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256958/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Walnut Street Church of Christ]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Walnut Street Church of Christ in Sherman, Texas. Text: Completed in 1920, this classical revival sanctuary first served the congregation of the Walnut Street Church of Christ. Known as Travis Street Church of Christ since 1963, when it moved to a new site, the congregation has ties to the 1850s. Members built this edifice to serve as their third sanctuary. The chapel is a two-story raised structure with a central stairway, grand portico, and 48 stained glass windows. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256954/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Washburn Cemetery]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Washburn Cemetery in Bells, Texas. Text: Samuel and Mary Washburn and their family moved to Texas from Missouri in 1836. Washburn was granted 1280 acres of land in 1838. As more settlers moved into the area, a burial site was needed and a portion of land on the south edge of the Washburn survey was set aside for a cemetery. The oldest marked grave is that of infant Mary Gentry in 1867. However, many graves marked only with rocks or Bois D'Arc posts are believed to be from the 1850s. The 2.5-acre cemetery contains about 300 graves. The Washburn Cemetery Association maintains the site. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256956/
[Photograph of Vittitoe Cemetery]
Photograph of Vittitoe Cemetery in Whitewright, Texas. There is a brick sign that reads "Vittitoe Cemetery". Several headstones are visible and there are several trees in the cemetery. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256953/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Mame Roberts]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Mame Roberts (August 19, 1883 - December 24, 1976) in Howe, Texas. Text: The daughter of James M. and Martha Sue (Baxter) Roberts, Mame Roberts lived her entire life in or near the community of Howe. Largely self-taught, she worked as a substitute teacher in the lower grades at the Howe public schools in the early 1900s before turning to her life's work-promoting civic improvements and beautification. As the writer of a weekly column in the Howe Messenger, Mame Roberts promoted her hometown and encouraged its beautification. Her campaign to make Howe the "Prettiest Little Town in Texas" motivated other small Texas towns to take similar action. A series of articles in the Dallas Morning News provided step-by-step instructions for carrying out beautification efforts, and she was in great demand as a speaker at garden club gatherings throughout this part of the state. Mame's work attracted the attention of Life magazine and Reader's Digest, and she was named "Woman of the Day" on May 14, 1949, on Eleanor and Anna Roosevelt's National Radio Program. Her leadership positions included: President of the Grayson County Federation of Women's Club; President of the Texoma Redbud Association, which urged the planting of Redbuds along highways in Texas and Oklahoma; and founder and president of the Howe Sesame Club. Her work, which spanned the decades before and after World War II, is a significant part of the civic history of Howe and of all the towns that put her lessons into action. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256835/
[Photograph of Lyon House]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256832/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Lyon House]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256831/
[Photograph of Mantua Masonic Lodge No. 209, A.F. & A.M.]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256837/
[Marker: Louis Wilmouth]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256830/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Sherman Manufacturing Company]
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) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256838/
[Photograph of the Grave of Aaron S. Mangum]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256834/
[Photograph of Sherman Manufacturing Company]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256839/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Mantua Masonic Lodge No. 209, A.F. & A.M.]
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 moved to its current location. Mantua Masonic Lodge No. 209 has provided valuable service to schools, churches, and needy persons, and remains an important part of the history of this area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256836/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Aaron S. Mangum]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256833/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Hagerman]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256785/
[Photograph of Greenwood Cemetery]
Photograph of the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery in Bells, Texas. The gate leading in has the name of the cemetery above it. The cemetery is covered in trees and one grave can be seen past the entrance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256782/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Greenwood Cemetery]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Greenwood Cemetery in Bells, Texas. Text: Burial site for early settlers of Fannin and Grayson counties. Commonly called "Jenkins Cemetery" - as access was through John J. Jenkins' farm. First usage date is unknown; oldest stones have had lettering erased by weather. Earliest dated stone is for Jas. P. Montgomery, who died in 1869. On March 31, 1882, W. S. Roddy formally deeded the cemetery site in trust for local citizens. Wooden markers at many graves were destroyed by grass fire in 1935. The neglected cemetery was restored in 1972 through efforts of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Wm. K. Langner, descendants of John J. Jenkins. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256781/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Hall Cemetery]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Hall Cemetery in Howe, Texas. Text: Located on land patented by Anderson White (1801-85), on certificate issued April 23, 1850, by Peters Colony, an immigration project which had received a large land grant in this region from the Republic of Texas. Burial plot was begun Jan. 6, 1857, upon the death of White's daughter, Sarah White Haning, wife of Aaron Haning. One week later, on Jan. 13, a second grave was added, that of Haning's mother, Rachel Pierce Haning. In June 1857, White sold his land in the area, but reserved 2 acres surrounding the burial site, deeded April 1859 to trustees for a public cemetery. Named for Benjamin F. Hall (1803-73), pioneer minister of the Disciples of Christ, doctor, dentist, and lawyer, who owned the white property from 1857 to 1872, and founded several churches in the region. Among those buried here are the first settlers of this part of Grayson County, who migrated to Texas from the Eastern United States, a number of veterans of the army of the Confederate States of America: and several rural victims of the Great Sherman Tornado of May 15, 1896. Subsequent donations of land by J. D. Barnett and Lee Bivins increased the cemetery to present size by 1918. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256787/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: The Great Sherman Storm of 1896]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for the Great Sherman Storm of 1896 in Sherman, Texas. Text: In the late afternoon of Friday, May 15, 1896, a disastrous tornado swept Sherman, killing about 66 persons, injuring many others, and causing severe property damage. The twister touched down near here, then cut a 2-mile-long path through the city. The same funnel and several smaller ones struck at other locations in the area. Most of the storm's victims were buried in this cemetery. After the tragedy, citizens of the Sherman and neighboring towns helped with rebuilding and relief contributions were sent from many distant places. (1975) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256780/
[Photograph of Hall Cemetery]
Photograph of Hall Cemetery in Howe, Texas. The gate to the cemetery is open and there is a paced road going through it. On either side are grave markers and trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256788/
[Photograph of Gunter Ranch]
Photograph of the site of Gunter Ranch in Gunter, Texas. There are trees forming a line behind wire fence and a house can be seen in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256784/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Hall Furniture Building]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Hall Furniture Building in Sherman, Texas. Text: Former Missourian and Civil War veteran Rufus Gaines Hall established a Sherman Dry Goods Store in 1868. The company prospered, in part because it sent 30 notion wagons to sell supplies to settlers on rural farms across 13 counties in North Texas. Hall's son, Dr. Hugh Logan Hall, joined the firm in 1872. In 1892, Dr. Hall and his father bought this property. Five generations of Halls maintained the growing business in this location for a century. Originally two buildings, the west side of the business was built in 1876 and the other in 1885; the buildings were united in 1936. A noteworthy example of an art deco commercial building, its asymmetrical facade features the bold use of bands of structural glass with black and ivory chevron stripes. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256789/
[Photograph of Hagerman]
Photograph of where Hagerman used to be in Pottsboro, Texas. There is an empty field with tall grass and trees in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256786/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Gunter Ranch]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Gunter Ranch in Gunter, Texas. Text: Established 1880's by Jot Gunter, developer of Texas real estate, prominent Grayson County businessman. In mid-1890's his ranch exceeded 20,000 acres. Gunter, born in North Carolina in 1845, came to Texas to practice law after he served in Confederate Army. The town of Gunter, incorporated in 1914, was named for him. (1968). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256783/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Thomas Jefferson Shannon]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Thomas Jefferson Shannon (1808-1864) in Sherman, Texas. Text: Thomas J. Shannon came to Texas in 1839 and settled in what became Grayson County in 1845. Elected first Grayson County representative to the Texas Legislature, he worked for relocation of the county seat to the present site of Sherman. Shannon earned the name "Father of Sherman" after donating land for the townsite. His daughter Julia named the first streets. A pioneer stockman, Shannon imported Durham cattle, a gift from Queen Victoria, in 1848. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256935/
[Photograph of Tioga Cemetery]
Photograph of Tioga Cemetery. There is a metal fence with a gate that reads "Tioga Cemetery" surrounding the cemetery. There are several trees in the cemetery. Several headstones are visible in the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256932/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Tioga Cemetery]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Tioga Cemetery in Tioga, Texas. Text: In November 1881, settlers established the community of Tioga on the eastern edge of the East Cross Timbers, and it incorporated as a city in 1906. For the first decades of Tioga's history, residents buried their loved ones on private land in family cemeteries. In February 1906, W.R. and Sally J. Gillespie deeded five acres of their farmland to the local Woodmen of the World camp for use as a burial ground; the first grave dates to that year. Many of the early headstones are Woodmen of the World markers. The community continued using and improving the cemetery over the years, adding a pavilion in 1924 for funeral services. Today, the burial ground is a tie to generations of Tioga area residents, and is the final resting place for veterans of military conflicts dating to the Civil War, including both Union and Confederate soldiers. Other notable persons interred here are Texas Senator Olin. R. Van Zandt and the Rev. H.G. Ball, a primitive Baptist preacher who presided over the funeral service for U.S. Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn. An association maintains the burial ground for future generations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256931/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Tom Randolph]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Tom Randolph (Nov. 13, 1854 - Jan. 8, 1918) in Sherman, Texas. Text: Tennessee native Thomas Randolph came to Grayson County with his family in 1859. Groomed to be a businessman, he was invited at age 19 to join C.C. Binkley at the Merchants and Planters Bank, which grew into a very prosperous and influential financial institution. Randolph served as bank president from 1886 until his death. In that capacity, he helped attract new industry and business to Sherman, and worked to establish the city's first hospital. He also served as chairman of the board of the National Bank of Commerce of St. Louis, Missouri, but always considered Sherman his home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256937/
[Photograph of Thompson House #2]
Photograph of Thompson House in Denison, Texas. The house is one-story tall with chairs on the porch and an awning. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256930/
[Photograph of Tom Randolph]
Photograph of Tom Randolph's memorial. It is a large granite structure with columns and a statue in the middle. The sun is setting behind the memorial in this photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256938/
[Photograph of Tioga United Methodist Church]
Photograph of Tioga United Methodist Church. It is a small white building with concrete stairs leading up to the building. There is a steeple on top of the building with a cross at the top. There is a sign outside for the church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256934/
[Marker: Trading Post of Holland Coffee]
Photograph of the marker for the Trading Post of Holland Coffee in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Established about 1837 for trade with the Indians of the Red River region and the Western Plains. Here many white captives of the red men were redeemed. From its vicinity, the Snively Expedition set out for New Mexico on April 25, 1843. Abandoned after Coffee's death in 1846. Erected by the State of Texas 1936. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256939/
[Photograph of Thomas Jefferson Shannon]
Photograph of Thomas Jefferson Shannon's gravestone. There is a symbol of the masons on his headstone. The stone is so old that the text is almost unreadable. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256936/
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Tioga United Methodist Church]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Tioga United Methodist Church in Tioga, Texas. Text: Services began in homes of the Shiloh community, two miles to the east of here. In 1887, the worshipers organized the Shiloh Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mr. Allen as pastor. After Tioga was founded, the congregation moved here and erected original building on this site in 1893. Additional rooms and facilities have since been added to the central structure. This church has faithfully served Tioga. One of its members, Olan R. Van Zandt, was a representative, then senator, in the Texas legislature for 16 years, 1926-1942. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256933/
[Photograph of Terrell High School]
Photograph of Terrell High School in Denison, Texas. The field is empty with a chain link fence surrounding it and buildings can be seen in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256925/
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