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  Partner: Richardson Public Library
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2010
Portrait of Velma Greer
Photograph of a bust-length portrait of a woman identified as Velma Jewel Greer. She is wearing pearl earrings and a necklace. She was born in Richardson, Texas, on September 13, 1898, and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 7, 1997. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118280/
Portrait of John B. Jordan, Fire Chief
Photograph of a bust-length portrait of John B. Jordan, Fire Chief. He is wearing a hat, a tie, and suit jacket. The Richardson Fire Department was organized in 1925, when the first water mains were laid. He moved to Richardson in 1917 and had spent nine years before on the Plano Fire Department. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118263/
Terrace Park Pool
Photograph of Terrace Park Pool. Several children are in the water, and others are walking along the edge of the pool. In the background, there are children on diving boards. Behind them, there is a set of three metal tanks. Text below the photograph says "Terrace Pool." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118309/
[Portraits of Sam Harben and Tillie Harben]
Two photographs of Sam Harben and Tillie Harben. The first photograph features a portrait of Sam Harben, husband of Tillie Harben. He is wearing a suit and patterned tie, and is holding rolled up papers in his hands. He was born September 12, 1878, and died in October 1960. The second photograph features a portrait of Tillie Harben. She is wearing a blouse with a pattern in the center and a skirt. She is posing with two dogs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118258/
[Map of] Richardson, Texas. Sewer System.
Map showing the town of Richardson, Texas' water system. The streets are marked as well as the land divisions, survey lines, corporation lines, and the tracks for the Houston & Texas Central Railroad. Sewer lines are marked in red. Scale 1:2,400. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118291/
[Map of] Richardson, Texas. Water System.
Map showing the town of Richardson, Texas' water system. The streets are marked as well as the land divisions, survey lines, corporation lines, and the tracks for the Houston & Texas Central Railroad. The pipe line layout is marked in red. Scale 1:2,400. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118290/
Portrait of Stutlz Family
Photograph of a portrait of a group of men, women, and children identified as the Stultz family. Seven people are standing in the back row, and five people are sitting in a front row. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118205/
[Stultz Family Portrait]
Photograph of the Stultz family. In the front, two women are posed on either side of a man and a young boy and the four of them appear to be seated on wicker furniture; a second man is leaning on one arm of the seat. In the back row, seven men of various ages are standing in a rough semi-circle. All of the men are wearing suits with vests and ties. The woman seated on the right side is wearing a light-colored blouse and dark skirt; the woman on the left (identified as "Grandma Stultz") is older and wearing a dark dress and jewelry. A generic backdrop is set up behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118206/
[Portrait of H. W. Greer]
Portrait of Henry Wise (H. W.) Greer, in a bust pose. He has a moustache and is wearing a dark jacket and a striped tie with a tie pin. The photograph is mounted inside a folded display folder. According to accompanying information, he died on March 14, 1942 (b. December 8, 1858). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118277/
[Portrait of Ida Huffhines Greer]
Portrait of Ida Huffhines Greer, in a bust pose. She is wearing an embroidered jacket over her dress with a pearl necklace and earrings. The photograph is mounted inside a folded display folder. According to accompanying information, she died on March 10, 1964 at age 94 (b. August 7, 1869). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118278/
Portrait of Velma and Ruth Greer
Photograph of a girl and young woman identified as Velma Jewel Greer (Brandenburg) and Ruth M. Greer. The girl is wearing a hair bow, and both are wearing locket necklaces. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118195/
Portrait of Vera Huffhines
Photograph of a bust-length portrait of Vera France Huffhines at eight years old. She is wearing a hair bow and necklace. Text below the image says "Vera Huffhines." She is the daughter of Winfield Scott Huffhines and Francis Ann Harris Huffhines, and later married William Statler Stratton. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118276/
John Meade Campbell Home
Photograph of an exterior view of John Meade Campbell home. The wooden house is two-stories tall, and a covered porch extends the wide of it. Bushes and trees surround the house. The house was built in 1914, and Methodist Richardson Medical Center now occupies the land. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118212/
John Meade Campbell Home
Photograph of an exterior view of the John Meade home (built in 1914) and surrounding land. To the left of the image, there is a wooden barn and silo beside a pond. To the right and further back, there is a house. Additional information is given on the back of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118213/
Portrait of Charles Blewett
Photograph of a portrait of Charles Henry Blewett. He is wearing a World War I uniform, and has two medals pinned on the right side of his jacket. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118251/
Arapaho Road at U. S. 75
Photograph of an intersection of Arapaho Road and U. S. 75. Two cars and two trucks are driving down one road. On the left of the road, there are houses; on the right, there is a construction site. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118382/
Belt Line / Main Street at U. S. 75
Photograph of the intersection of Belt Line/Main Street and U. S. 75. Several cars are heading north on U. S. 75. In the background, there are signs in a lot, a parking lot with cars, and houses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118373/
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/
Harben - Spotts Company, Harben's Drug Store and Richardson Telephone Company Annual Picnic
Photograph of a group portrait at the Harben-Spott's Company annual picnic at Kidd Springs. The picnic involved Harben's Drug Store and Richardson Telephone Company. The men, women, and children are identified as (seated on ground, first row) Earle Harben, Ray Chap Harben, Marjorie Mae Meyer, Lewis, (second row) Mrs. M. M. Meyer, Miss Florence Ingle, Mrs. Walter Williams, Miss Ethel Christopherson, Mrs. P. E. Riley, Miss Stella Moody, Mrs. Sam P. Harben, Mrs. Doyal Taylor, Mrs. Sherwood Spotts, Miss Alma Ballard, Miss Viola Anderton, Mrs. A. O. Very, Mrs. Chester Bethel, (third row) Sam P. Harben, Dr. P. E. Riley, Jess Harben, A. O. Very, Chester Bethel, Mrs. Walter Park, Mrs. R. P. Harben, Mrs. Jess Harben, Walter Park, Sherwood Spotts, (fourth row) Doyal Taylor, Walter Williams, J. D. McNeil, Carson Harben, Lester Meyer, and M. M. Meyer. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118172/
Portrait of Greer Family
Photograph of a portrait of the Greer family. They are identified as Ida Lee Huffhines Greer, Velma Jewel Greer (Brandenburg), Ruth M. Greer, and Henry Wise Greer. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118193/
Richardson Schools
Photograph of a group of fifty-three school children and one teacher on Greenville Avenue. They are standing in front of a wooden building with double wooden doors. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118327/
1919 Richardson High School Football Team
Photograph of twelve students and one coach identified as the Richardson High School football team. Coach W. H. Galloway is standing in between four boys on the back row, and eight boys are sitting in the front row. One boy in the center is holding a football with "R. H. S." written on it. Text below the image says "1919 Richardson High School Football Team." The boys are identified on the back of the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118346/
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/
1919 Girls' Basketball Team
Photograph of a group of eight young women identified as the 1919 girls' basketball team. They are posing in a car on the corner of Main Street and McKinney Street in Richardson, Texas. Five of the women are sitting in the car, and three are standing on the sides of the car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118343/
1938 Richardson High School Football Team
Photograph of the 1938 Richardson High School football team. They are seated in bleachers, and posing in three rows. All but two boys are wearing football uniforms; one boy in the center-front row is holding a football. Text below the image says "1938 Football Team," and has each of their names listed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118349/
1939 Richardson High School Football Team
Photograph of the 1939 Richardson High School Football Team. The boys are posed in five rows with two men on the ends of the fourth row. All but three of the boys are wearing uniforms. They are identified by name on the back of the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118348/
Aerial View of Downtown Richardson
Photograph of an aerial view of downtown Richardson, Texas. Streets intersecting in the foreground are Main Street and Greenville Avenue. The City Hall complex can be seen in the bottom-right corner of the image. Other buildings and cars are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118387/
Alvin Ragsdale Home
Photograph of an exterior view of the Alvin Ragsdale home, built in the 1920s; its location is now Beltline and 75 Central Expressway. The brick house is one-story tall, and has an enclosed porch with brick arches on the left. On the right, there is a chimney with decorative brick patterns on it. Plants and shrubs are growing in front of the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118228/
Bowser and Blewett Family Trip to Oklahoma
Copy photograph of a group of people identified as the Bowser family and Blewett family. They are posing in a camp with two covered wagons and a tent. Children are standing outside of the tent. The families camped while going to Oklahoma in 1897. Maimie Bowser kept a diary of the trip. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118209/
C. B. Chick Home
Photograph of an exterior view of C. B. Chick home. The wooden house is two-stories tall with a covered porch that extends the width of it. In the foreground, there is a wooden fence. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118214/
C. H. Blewett Home
Copy photograph of one man, woman, boy, and two girls standing outside of the C. H. Blewett House. They are identified as Chapman H. Blewett (1856-), Mattie Skiles Blewett (1855-), John Blewett (1881-), Laura Blewett (1887-), and Jessie Blewett (1896-). Text above the image says "C. H. Blewett home at Richardson, Texas about 1898." Text below the image labels each person. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118248/
T. C. Hudgins Home
Photograph of an exterior view of T. C. Hudgins home on the corner of Polk Street and Greenville Avenue in Richardson, Texas. The wooden house is one-story tall with a covered porch in the front. Trees grow in the surround yard. A street sign on the corner says "Polk St." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118221/
Campbell Farm Site
Copy photograph of the original Campbell farm site, located around Campbell Road and Prairie Creek Drive. Two horses are standing beside a wire fence. To the right of the image, there is a building and gate. In the background, there is a pond and trees in a field. Robert Fleming Campbell came to Richardson with the Routh family in 1851. He paid $2.00 an acre for the land where he built his first cabin. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118239/
Canyon Creek Neighborhood
Photograph of a paved alley in Canyon Creek neighborhood. There are houses and wooden fences to the left, and a field on the right. A street sign on the left says "The Ed Craig's" and "514." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118385/
Canyon Creek Neighborhood
Photograph of a group of houses in Canyon Creek neighborhood. In the foreground, there is a yard with small shrubs, trees, and a metal swing. In the background, there are houses with wooden fences. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118384/
Canyon Creek Neighborhood
Photograph of a group of houses in Canyon Creek neighborhood. In the foreground, there are train tracks and a chain-link fence. In the background, there is front-view of several houses in a line. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118386/
Christopher and Martha Huffhines Home
Photograph of a front-exterior view of the Christopher and Martha Huffhines home. The wooden house is two-stories tall with an awning covering the width of the house. Standing on the steps is a woman and baby identified as Ophelia Huffhines Chick and baby Amy. In the foreground, there is a wooden fence. Amy married Jack D. Rutledge in 1926, and died in June 2005 at 101 years old. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118222/
Citizens State Bank, 1954
Photograph of an exterior view of Citizens State Bank on Main Street in Richardson, Texas. The bank is a brick building with a sign that says "The Citizens State Bank" over an awning, and a Freemasonry symbol at the top. Other buildings are connected to the right of it. Cars are parked outside the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118166/
Early Class at Greenville Avenue School
Photograph of a group of students and one teacher from Greenville Avenue School. They are posing in four rows outside of a wooden building. They are identified on the back of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118342/
Evergreen / Glenn Cove Alley
Photograph of a dirt alley south of Evergreen at Glenn Cove. Several pipes are lined up beside the alley, and pipes are stacked to the right. In the background, there are trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118383/
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/
Fourth of July Parade
Photograph of Independence Day parade at the corner of Oak Street and Summit Drive in Richardson, Texas. A semi truck parade float is decorated with flags, streamers, and paper. In the foreground, there are people seated and standing near a table with boxed United States flags on it. A flag is set up at the table. To the left, there is a street sign with "Oak Street" and "Summit Drive." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118173/
George W. Huffhines Home
Photograph of an exterior view of the George W. Huffhines home on 310 Phillips Street in Richardson, Texas. The wooden house is two-stories tall, and a staircase leads to a door on the second floor. Plants and bushed grow in front of the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118225/
George W. Huffhines Home
Photograph of an exterior view of the George W. Huffhines home on 310 Phillips Street. The wooden house is two-stories tall with a wide balcony on the left side. A wooden fence surrounds the property. Two women standing on the balcony are identified as Mary and Eula Huffhines. Five people on the porch are identified as George W., Minnie, baby Lucille, Geraldine, and Le Ella. To the right, there is a view of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, which was destroyed in a 1909 storm. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118224/
George W. Huffhines Home
Photograph of an exterior view of the George W. Huffhines home on 310 Phillips Street. The wooden house is two-stories tall with a wide balcony on the left side. A building behind the house is identified as the smokehouse. A wooden fence surrounds the property. The house was sold to Mrs. Jackson, who later sold it to First Baptist Church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118223/
Grissom Landfill
Photograph of the entrance road leading to Grissom Landfill on Lookout Drive, near Sherrill Park Golf Course. A sign on a gate says "Entrance Sanitary Landfill City of Richardson[,] Open 8:00 to 5:00 Sat. 8:00 to 12:00." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118312/
Grissom Landfill
Photograph of Grissom Landfill on Lookout Drive near the Sherrill Park Golf Course. There are piles of dirt and garbage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118311/
Grissom Landfill
Photograph of Grissom Landfill on Lookout Drive near the Sherrill Park Golf Course. There are piles of dirt and a puddle of water. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118310/
Grissom Landfill
Photograph of Grissom Landfill on Lookout Drive, near Sherrill Park Golf Course. There are piles of garbage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118314/
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