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The Texarkana Gateway to Texas and the Southwest

The Texarkana Gateway to Texas and the Southwest

Date: 1896
Creator: Texas & Pacific Railway
Description: This text gives an overview of the places and resources in Texas with an emphasis on the locations where the railroads run through the state. Indexes start on page 220.
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Inventory of county records, Lamar County Courthouse, Paris, Texas

Inventory of county records, Lamar County Courthouse, Paris, Texas

Date: 1979
Creator: Riney, James E.
Description: Inventory of records of Lamar County housed in the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, Texas. Begins with an introduction and explanation of the roles of various county government offices. Describes the records of the Commissioners Court, County Judge, County Clerk, County Court, County Attorney, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, Treasurer, and Auditor. Also provides a list of Lamar County records and an index.
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[Letter to Tom Scott from his father, April 12, 1904]

[Letter to Tom Scott from his father, April 12, 1904]

Date: April 12, 1904
Creator: Scott, David Howell
Description: Letter to Tom Scott from his father, upon Tom's engagement.
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[Letter to Carolyn M. Scott from her Grandmother]

[Letter to Carolyn M. Scott from her Grandmother]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter to Carolyn M. Scott from her grandmother.
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[Letter to Tom and Carolyn from Mary Foshee Scott]

[Letter to Tom and Carolyn from Mary Foshee Scott]

Date: 1904
Creator: McGuire, Caroline
Description: Letter to Carolyn Street and Tom Scott from his mother, Mary Foshee Scott.
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United States Post Office and Court House, Paris

United States Post Office and Court House, Paris

Date: October 10, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: United States Post Office and Court House, Paris
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R. F. Scott Building

R. F. Scott Building

Date: October 10, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: R. F. Scott building in Paris
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Paris Community Theatre - the Plaza

Paris Community Theatre - the Plaza

Date: October 10, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Paris Community Theatre - the Plaza
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Fountain in the Paris town square, gift of J. J. Culbertson, 1927

Fountain in the Paris town square, gift of J. J. Culbertson, 1927

Date: October 10, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a fountain in the Paris town square. The words "Gift of J. J. Culbertson, 1927" are carved into the side. The fountain is not running.
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Historic plaque - The Paris Fire, 1916

Historic plaque - The Paris Fire, 1916

Date: October 10, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Paris, Texas. It reads: "The Paris Fire. 1916. Although Paris was founded in the mid-1840s, many of its historic structures were lost in a fire that destroyed almost half the town in 1916. The blaze started about five o'clock on the afternoon of March 21, 1916, at the S. J. Long warehouse near the southwest city limits. Its cause is unknown, but one theory is that a spark from a switch engine ignited dry grass near the warehouse. Winds estimated at 50 miles per hour soon blew the fire out of control as it burned a funnel-shaped path to the northeast edge of Paris. Firemen from Bonham, Cooper, Dallas, Honey Grove, and Hugo, Okla., helped the Paris Fire Department battle the flames, which were visible up to 40 miles away. The blaze destroyed most of the central business district and swept through a residential area before it was controlled at about sunrise on March 22. Property damage from this fire was estimated at $11,000,000. The structures burned included the federal building and post office, Lamar County Courthouse and jail, City Hall, most commercial buildings, and several churches. Rebuilding was begun quickly as townspeople collected ...
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