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[Engraving of Stephen F. Austin]

[Engraving of Stephen F. Austin]

Date: December 16, 1836
Creator: unknown
Description: Engraved picture of Stephen F. Austin.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Original Platmap of the City of Palestine, TX]

[Original Platmap of the City of Palestine, TX]

Date: 1846
Creator: unknown
Description: In 1846 the Texas Legislature created Palestine to serve as seat for the newly established Anderson County. James R. Fulton, Johnston Shelton and William Bigelow were hired by the first Anderson County commissioners to survey the surrounding land and lay out a town site, consisting of a central courthouse square and the surrounding 24 blocks.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Freedmens First Vote - Anderson County Courthouse]

[Freedmens First Vote - Anderson County Courthouse]

Date: 1869
Creator: unknown
Description: This photo shows the military presence protecting African American's when they came to the Anderson County courthouse to vote for the first time in 1869.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[The Sentinel Newspaper Building]

[The Sentinel Newspaper Building]

Date: 1870~
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of the building that house The Sentinel newspaper in Rusk, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[St. Phillips Episcopal Church]

[St. Phillips Episcopal Church]

Date: 1870 - 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the St. Phillips Episcopal church, which was built c. 1870 on the corner of Crawford and Sycamore Streets in Palestine. It was moved across Sycamore Street about 1909, which is where it sits today.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Levi Hurbrough]

[Levi Hurbrough]

Date: 1871
Creator: unknown
Description: Levi Hurbrough served as Palestine’s first Mayor after the civil war, his term running from 1871 until 1872.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Gideon Gooch]

[Gideon Gooch]

Date: 1872
Creator: unknown
Description: Gideon Johnson Gooch was born on April 3, 1844 and served as Mayor of Palestine from 1872 until 1873. He died on January 31, 1906 and is buried in the East Hill Section of the Palestine City Cemetery.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Confederate States Loan]

[Confederate States Loan]

Date: July 1872
Creator: unknown
Description: A bond dated July 1872, guaranteeing "the sum of Fifty Dollars with Interest to be paid the the bearer of this bond, at the seat of government or such place of deposit as may be appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury". It has John H. Reagan, Postmaster General of the Confederacy's photograph on it.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[W. M. Lacy]

[W. M. Lacy]

Date: 1873
Creator: unknown
Description: W. M. Lacy served as Mayor of Palestine from 1873 until 1874 and then again from 1887 until 1889.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[S. N. Pickens]

[S. N. Pickens]

Date: 1874
Creator: unknown
Description: S. N. Pickens served as Mayor of Palestine from 1874 until 1878 and then again from 1880 until 1883.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
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