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  Partner: Richardson Public Library
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2010
Skiles Residence
Photograph of the bark yard on the old homestead of the Skiles family, located at 813 Beltline Road in Richardson, Texas. A lawn chair and bench are facing to the back. There is a pond with a short wire fence bordering it, and a bird bath beside it. Trees surround the property. The house was built by Thomas and Priscilla Skiles in the 1860s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118245/
Skiles Residence
Photograph of an exterior view of the Skiles residence on 813 Beltline Road in Richardson, Texas. The wooden house has a covered porch that extends to three sides of the house. A swing is hanging from the back of the porch. In the yard, there is a water hose, lawn chairs, and a picnic table; trees surround the house. It was built by Thomas and Priscilla Skiles in the 1860s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118242/
Skiles Residence
Photograph of a front-exterior view of the Skiles residence on 813 Beltline Road in Richardson, Texas. The wooden house is two-stories tall with a covered porch extending to the right. Plants and shrubs are growing in front of the house. It was built by Thomas and Priscilla Skiles in the 1860s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118241/
Skiles Residence
Photograph of an exterior view of the Skiles residence on 813 Beltline Road in Richardson, Texas. The wooden house has a covered porch that extends to three sides of the house. Various objects are sitting on the porch. Plants and trees grow around the house. It was built by Thomas and Priscilla Skiles in the 1860s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118240/
Skiles Residence
Photograph of property on the old homestead of the Skiles family, located at 813 Beltline Road in Richardson, Texas. A Dalmatian dog is standing beside two trees in a yard. Behind the dog, there is a windmill blade and a wooden structure. Trees surround the yard. The house was built by Thomas and Priscilla Skiles in the 1860s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118244/
Skiles Residence
Photograph of an exterior view of the Skiles residence on 813 Beltline Road in Richardson, Texas. The wooden house has a covered porch that extends to the right. Various objects are sitting on the porch. Plants and trees grow around the house. It was built by Thomas and Priscilla Skiles in the 1860s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118243/
William (Bill) Keffler
Photograph of a portrait of William (Bill) Keffler, the city manager of Richardson, Texas. He is wearing a striped tie and suit jacket; he has a mustache. He has been serving as city manager since 1995. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118296/
Richardson City Council
Photograph of a portrait of the Richardson City Council members (1993-1995). Two women and four men are standing behind one man sitting at a desk. They are identified as John Murphy, Gerry Leftwich, Ken Bell, Maryann Fraley (Mayor Pro Team), John Sweeden, and Tom Rohm; the man sitting is identified as Mayor Gary Slagel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118299/
Main Street
Photograph of an aerial view of Main Street, looking west from Greenville Avenue. There are two cars at an intersection. Several other cars are parked beside buildings. The photograph was taken from a fire truck ladder. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118368/
Main Street
Photograph of an aerial view of Main Street, looking east from Greenville Avenue. Two cars are driving on the road. On the right side of the road, two businesses are identified as Black & Decker and Baskin Robbins. In the background, there are trees and buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118381/
Main Street
Photograph of an aerial view of Main Street, looking west from Greenville Avenue. Cars are driving down the road; parked cars and buildings are on both sides of the road. In the background, there are two water towers, and a multi-story building on the right, identified as First City Bank. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118380/
Main Street
Photograph of an aerial view of Main Street, looking west from Greenville Avenue. Cars are driving along the road, and parked amongst buildings. In the background, there is a view of two water towers; the multi-story building on the right is identified as First City Bank. The photograph was taken from a fire truck ladder. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118375/
Main Street
Photograph of an aerial view of Main Street, looking west from the Greenville Avenue. There are cars driving on the road; parked cars and buildings are on each side of the road. In the background, there is a view of two water towers and a multi-story building identified as First City Bank. This photograph was taken from a fire truck ladder. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118377/
Main Street
Photograph of an aerial view of Main Street, looking from Greenville Avenue. There are cars on the road at an intersection. Cars are parked amongst buildings on both sides of the perpendicular road. In the background, there are two water towers. This photograph was taken from a fire truck ladder. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118378/
Main Street
Photograph of an aerial view of Main Street, looking west from Greenville Avenue. There are cars at an intersection. Several cars are parked amongst buildings. The photograph was taken from a fire truck ladder. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118374/
Main Street
Photograph of an aerial view of Main Street, looking west from Greenville Avenue. Cars are driving on two perpendicular roads. Cars are parked amongst buildings on both sides of the streets. In the background, there is a view of two water towers. This photograph was taken from a fire truck ladder. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118379/
Main Street
Photograph of an aerial view of Main Street, looking east from Greenville Avenue. Cars are driving along the road. Buildings and trees are on both sides of the street; one building on the right is identified as Baskin Robbins. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118376/
Portrait of Clifford Huffhines
Photograph of a bust-length portrait of Clifford Lester Huffhines. He is wearing a suit, a tie, a watch on his right hand, and rings. He is seated in a wheelchair. He was born May 13, 1913, and died February 6, 1996. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118281/
Girls' Basketball Team Reunion
Photograph of two laughing elderly women, identified as Irene Cain and Carrie Lee Ashby Fender. The women were both members of the Richardson Girls' Basketball Team, around 1919. Bill Wechter took this photograph for an article written by Shirley Reynolds of the Richardson Daily News. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118344/
J. J. Pearce High School Academic Decathlon Team, 1985
Photograph of a group of students identified as J. J. Pearce High School Decathlon Team. Two students are holding a banner with a Texas-shaped symbol on it that says "J. J. P. #1," and says "Go for [the gold]" around the shape. One student is holding a flag that says "J. J. Pearce" on it. Most of the students are wearing plaid shirts, jeans, boots, and cowboy hats. In the background, there is a school building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118356/
Miss Belle's Place
Photograph of an exterior view of Miss Belle's Place. The wooden house is two-stories tall with a covered porch extending the width of the house. Four fold-out chairs are set up on the left of the porch, and there is one rocking chair on the right side. There is a white picket fence and a paved road in front of the house. Virginia Bell (Miss Belle) Robberson taught school in the house for forty years. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118238/
Portrait of Thomas V. Wheeler
Photograph of a portrait of a man identified as Thomas V. Wheeler, age seventy-two. He is holding the newspaper telegram telling the death of Abraham Lincoln. Wheeler is the grand-nephew of the founder of Richardson, Texas, Billy Wheeler. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118271/
Richardson Centennial Celebration
Photograph of a line of horses in tack at the Centennial celebration. They are standing beside Richardson Public Library. A group of people are sitting on the window sills of the building. One person in the background is standing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118179/
Richardson Centennial Celebration
Photograph of a group of women and horses participating in the Centennial celebration. Three women are riding horses, and are dressed in western wear. The group is standing outside of Richardson Public Library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118188/
Richardson Centennial Celebration
Photograph of a group of men and women, some dressed in nineteenth-century costume, participating in the Centennial celebration. In front of them, there is a set of furniture. The photograph was taken on the first floor of Richardson Public Library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118189/
Richardson Centennial Parade
Photograph of the Girl Scout Troop 1091 parade float, at the intersection of Main Street and Greenville Avenue in Richardson, Texas. The float is attached to the back of a Chevrolet truck. Girls on the float are wearing uniforms and holding signs illustrating what year their uniform was worn. A sign on the front of the float made of streamers has the Girl Scout logo and "Troop 1091" on the front. In the background, there are people watching in front of businesses; one building on the left says "Firestone" on the front and side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118177/
Richardson Centennial Parade
Photograph of a stagecoach wagon float in the centennial parade, at the intersection of Main Street and Greenville Avenue in Richardson, Texas. The wagon is pulled by four matching horses, and two men and two women are riding on it. A sign on the side of the wagon says "5 WBAP Country Gold;" the side of the wagon says "Butterfield Cleveland Stage." In the background, there are businesses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118178/
Richardson Centennial Parade
Photograph of a group of people wearing costumes and waiting to participate in the Centennial parade. There are two trucks and one convertible car parked behind them. In the background, there is a grassy field. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118185/
Richardson Centennial Parade
Photograph of cars parked in a line waiting to participate in the Centennial parade. A group of women wearing costumes are gathered around the back of a white Datsun car. Behind the white car, there are women dressed in costume gathered around a red convertible. In the background, there is a woman and horse on a grass lot, and people beside a red truck. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118182/
Richardson Centennial Parade
Photograph of a parked red convertible Impala, waiting to participate in the Centennial parade. The car is decorated with pink flowers and streamers. A group of women dressed in costume are gathered around it. They are standing in front of Richardson Public Library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118187/
Richardson Centennial Parade
Photograph of a line of two trucks and one car waiting to participate in the Centennial parade. A group of women dressed in nineteenth-century costume are gathered around the cars. In the background to the right of the image, there is a view of Richardson Public Library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118184/
Richardson Centennial Parade
Photograph of a group of women dressed in nineteenth-century costume, waiting to participate in the Centennial parade. They are standing in front of a red convertible car decorated with pink flowers and streamers. In the background, there are other cars and people. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118186/
Richardson Centennial Parade
Photograph of a line of parked trucks waiting to participate in the Centennial parade. A group of women are gathered around the back of a copper-colored truck. To the right of the truck, there is a white truck and red convertible with a crowd around them. In the background, there is a building identified as Richardson Public Library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118183/
Richardson Centennial Parade
Photograph of the Terrace Elementary parade float at the Centennial parade on the corner of Main Street and Greenville Avenue. The float consists of children wearing costumes, and sitting at school desks; a woman standing and holding a bell. A sign on the side says "Terrace Elem." In the background, there are buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118192/
Richardson Centennial Parade
Photograph of a group of people wearing nineteenth-century costumes participating in the Centennial parade on the corner of Main Street and Greenville Avenue. They are pulling toy covered wagons with children riding in them. In the background, there is a building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118191/
Richardson Centennial Parade
Photograph of a parade float at the Centennial celebration on the corner of Main Street and Greenville Avenue. The float is shaped like a train locomotive. In the background, there are people watching the parade on the left, and a green truck on the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118190/
Richardson Public Library - Centennial Costumes
Photograph of twenty-three women and two men posing in front of a copper-clad fireplace at Richardson Public Library. They are wearing costumes in celebration for the centennial of Richardson, Texas. Seven people are identified as Gerrie Mason (left), Bertha (Bird) O'Neal (fourth from right), Tony Rampino (back row, center), Louise Frederick (back row, center), Paul Smith (back row, center), Marita Mangan (fourth from left), and Charlie Unk (far right). In the foreground, there is a group of chairs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118180/
Richardson Public Library - Time Capsule
Photograph of a time capsule lowered into the ground at a centennial celebration for Richardson, Texas. A group of children, women, and men are gathered around the capsule. A piece of construction machinery is lowering it. In the background, there is a building identified as Richardson Public Library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118181/
Portrait of Carl V. Peterson (Councilman)
Photograph of a portrait of Carl V. Peterson, a Richardson City Council member. He is wearing a suit jacket and patterned tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118301/
Portrait of Harry Higginbotham (Councilman)
Photograph of a portrait of Harry Higginbotham, a Richardson City Council member. He is wearing glasses, a suit jacket, and a striped tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118302/
Portrait of Howard Hern (Councilman)
Photograph of a portrait of Howard Hern, a Richardson City Council member. He is wearing glasses, a pinstriped suit jacket, and a patterned tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118303/
Portrait of John Connally (Councilman)
Photograph of a portrait of John Connally, a member of Richardson City Council. He is wearing a suit jacket and patterned tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118306/
Portrait of Raymon D. Noah (Mayor)
Photograph of a portrait of Raymond D. (Ray) Noah, the Mayor of Richardson, Texas, from 1968-1983. He is wearing thick-framed glasses, a suit jacket, and a striped tie. He is a City Council member in this photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118300/
Portrait of Thomas Hardy (Councilman)
Photograph of a portrait of Thomas Hardy, a Richardson City Council member. He is wearing a pinstriped suit jacket and a patterned tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118305/
Portrait of Tom Eubank (Mayor Pro Team)
Photograph of a portrait of Tom Eubank, a Richardson City Council member and Mayor Pro Team member. He is wearing glasses, a suit jacket, and patterned tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118304/
University of Texas at Dallas
Photograph of an aerial-view of the Phase II expansion of University of Texas at Dallas. There are three large buildings with parking lots and roads surrounding them. In the bottom-left of the photograph, there is a construction site. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118167/
Richardson, Texas Area Map
Map of Richardson, Texas and the surrounding areas. Streets are marked as well as schools of all levels, several government buildings, and selected businesses. An alphabetical list of street names is on the reverse, along with advertisements from Richardson-area businesses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118294/
Richardson Public Library
Photograph of a group of people at the opening of the new, four-story Richardson Public Library on 900 Civic Center Drive in Richardson, Texas. One man is standing at a podium, one man is sitting to his left, and one woman is standing behind the seated man. They are identified as Mayor Ray Noah, James V. Kincaid (Chairman of Library Board), and Marguerite Anderson (librarian). To the far right, there are members of a band sitting. In the background, there is a view of the library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118170/
Fourth of July Parade
Photograph of men in a marching band at the Independence Day parade, on Beltline Road in front of Richardson High School. The men are wearing Shriners' fezzes. One man is holding a pair of symbols, and the men behind him are playing trumpets. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118175/
Fourth of July Parade
Photograph of a young woman sitting on the back of a convertible car in a parade on Beltline Road, in front of Richardson High School. She is wearing a striped dress and a crown. A sign on the side of the cars says "Miss Richardson 1970." In the background, there is a group of people on the yard of the high school. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118176/
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