[Letter from Harold G. Shank to Mayor Erik Jonsson - 1964-03-04]

[Letter from Harold G. Shank to Mayor Erik Jonsson - 1964-03-04]

Date: March 4, 1964
Creator: Shank, Harold G.
Description: Letter from Harold G. Shank to Mayor of Dallas Erik Jonsson concerning the establishment of the Policemen and Firemen Welfare fund by Ordinance No. 10047.
Contributing Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives
Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon

Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a horse-drawn fire wagon pictured in front of a fire which had been put out. There is one man with a firefighter helmet on sitting on the driver's seat with the reins in his hands. Another man in white shirt, black vest, black bowtie, and black hat is holding the tack of one of the horses; it is unknown who is who, but the men are Albert Withey and Pollard Bennett. The horses are named Sam and Charlie. A building is visible in the background to the right side of the frame.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
[Correspondence to Chief J. E. Curry considering the Tippit Fund, 1964]

[Correspondence to Chief J. E. Curry considering the Tippit Fund, 1964]

Date: 1964
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Dept.
Description: Letters between Chief J. E. Curry and citizens, public officials, and other agencies regarding the Tippit Fund, a donation fund arranged for Officer J. D. Tippit's family after his death. Some of the records are carbon copies, postcards, telegrams, and signed originals.
Contributing Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives
[Manila divider]

[Manila divider]

Date: unknown
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Dept.
Description: Manila divider labeled with J. D. Tippit's name and the number six.
Contributing Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives
[A Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon]

[A Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon]

Date: 1912?
Creator: unknown
Description: Mineral Wells had an early horse-drawn fire wagon, pulled by two white horses (named Joe and Frank) and driven by a man named Cogdell. This picture is included on page 189 of the Second Edition of "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells...", by A. F. Weaver. The city's first fire station was located at 202 N. Oak Avenue, but the horses had difficulty responding to emergency calls from this fire station because the fire wagon's wheels tended to get trapped in the street car tracks that ran down the center of Oak Avenue, which was not paved at that time. This fire was in the central business district (note the roofs of two multistory buildings, visible at the upper left edge of the picture.) Fire hoses laid along the street are being used by two men in the left middle background to furnish water to fight the fire. The location of this particular fire is not specified, but is probably the Delaware Hotel (formerly the St. Nicholas.) Mineral Wells has experienced several disastrous fires in the past; one in 1914, two blocks west of the Delaware' location, destroyed six city blocks.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
First Texas and Pacific Railway Station on Fire

First Texas and Pacific Railway Station on Fire

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a fire at the Texas and Pacific Railway Station in Fort Worth, Texas on April 3, 1909. The fire originated in a barn and quickly swept through the city. The damages to the T&P railway were estimated at $250,000. The red brick station was built in 1899 and was torn down in 1931.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
First Texas and Pacific Railway Station on Fire

First Texas and Pacific Railway Station on Fire

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a fire at the Texas and Pacific Railway Station in Fort Worth, Texas on April 3, 1909. The fire originated in a barn and quickly swept through the city. The damages to the T&P railway were estimated at $250,000. The red brick station was built in 1899 and was torn down in 1931.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Hall County Courthouse in Memphis]

[Hall County Courthouse in Memphis]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Hall County Courthouse, built in 1892. A horse-drawn pumper belonging to the Memphis Fire Department is shooting up a stream of water.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Building on Fire, Galveston, Texas

Building on Fire, Galveston, Texas

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a large building on fire and crumbling after a large storm in Galveston, Texas. The back half of the building is gone and the roof in the center of the frame is falling. There are piles of debris surrounding the building. Two men with fire hoses are spraying the building. In the foreground are train or trolley tracks and a truck bed.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
The Texas Historian, Volume 45, Number 3, January 1985

The Texas Historian, Volume 45, Number 3, January 1985

Date: January 1985
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: Journal published by the Texas State Historical Association containing articles written by members of the Junior Historians about various aspects of Texas history.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
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