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History of the Ferris Farm

History of the Ferris Farm

Date: {1936, 1993-09-10}
Creator: Bertolinio, Mildred Nicar
Description: Typed history of the Ferris Farm, located six miles west of Alto, Texas, accompanied by a 7-page letter with additional details.
Contributing Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library
A History of the Lynches Chapel Community

A History of the Lynches Chapel Community

Date: unknown
Creator: Sims, Kate Shattuck
Description: Bound history of the Lynches Chapel, a Methodist church in located Cherokee County, Texas, and its community.
Contributing Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library
[Letters from A. C. Abercrombie, Jr., 1885-1897]

[Letters from A. C. Abercrombie, Jr., 1885-1897]

Date: unknown
Creator: Abercrombie, A. C., Jr.
Description: Collection of transcribed letters addressed to various members of the Summers family, discussing current events and family news.
Contributing Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library
[Photograph: Alto's First Two Story Brick School House]

[Photograph: Alto's First Two Story Brick School House]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Alto's first two-story brick school house. The building was built during 1905 and 1906. In the photograph, students and children stand in front of the building. Text underneath the photograph reads: "Alto's First 2 Story Brick School House Built in 1905-1906. Teachers: Mr. J. J. Crook, Miss Barker, Mrs. Terrell. 1906-1907 School Year. Copy made by Mrs. Frances Thomas from original borrowed from Miss Marie Latham."
Contributing Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library
[Photograph: Early Merchants in Alto, Texas]

[Photograph: Early Merchants in Alto, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the early merchants of Alto, Texas inside a room. On the far left, one man is measuring the waist of a second man; on the far right, a third man is running a sewing machine. A young boy is visible in the center of the image. Text beneath the photograph reads: "Copy of the original picture. Fred Crouch (known as "dude") is at the sewing machine. Arch Holcomb is measuring. Bill Francis is standing in the doorway. Frank, Haws, and Crouch Dry Good Store was in a corner building where the Humble Station is located."
Contributing Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library
[Photograph: Early Merchants of Alto, Texas]

[Photograph: Early Merchants of Alto, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the early merchants of Alto, Texas. Text beneath the photograph reads: "Top Row--left to right--Jim Hogan, Ben Baker, George Crouch, Jim Allen, H. Getz, Morgan Ahearn. Second Row--on horse--Dr. Allison, Jim Berryman, Douglas Brock, Bob Allen, Miller Brook, Mart Thomas, Emory Watters, Milton Acrey, Walter Crouch, John Wood, Mallie Houston, Claud Coats, Wilbur Armstrong, Holly Agnew, Jim Watters, A. C. (Ell) Crouch."
Contributing Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library
[Photograph: School Buildings]

[Photograph: School Buildings]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of school buildings in Alto, Texas. The first (top) photo is a two-story brick building with a tower on the left side and a peaked roof; text on the photo says "High School. Alto, Tex." The second (bottom) photo is a two-story, square-shaped brick building with a flat roof.
Contributing Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library
[Photograph: Second Two Story School Building]

[Photograph: Second Two Story School Building]

Date: unknown
Creator: Wald, Adams
Description: Copy print of the Alto Public School; the building was cut out of the original print and rephotographed on a pressboard background. Text at the bottom of the original photo says "Alto Public School, Dec. 5th 29, Photo Adams Waco." The re-print is attached to a sheet of paper with the caption: "The Second 2 Story School House was remodeled and made into a One Story Brick Building in 1926. A Gymnasium and Home-Making Department was added to the East side in 1952-52."
Contributing Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library
[Transcription of Funeral Records: Alto, Texas, 1914-1951]

[Transcription of Funeral Records: Alto, Texas, 1914-1951]

Date: [1951..]
Creator: unknown
Description: Book of funeral records dating from 1914 to 1951 including the name of each person buried, age, cause of death, birth and death dates, cost, and the person who ordered the services.
Contributing Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library
Program: Shiloh Church and the People

Program: Shiloh Church and the People

Date: 1967~
Creator: unknown
Description: Typed program regarding the Shiloh Church in Cherokee County, Texas, its history, mission, and members.
Contributing Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library