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Jesse Chisholm Texas Historical Marker

Jesse Chisholm Texas Historical Marker

Date: unknown
Creator: Harry Hurburg
Description: Jesse Chisholm Texas Historical Marker, in place, beside highway with buildings in the background
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Jesse Chisholm Texas Historical Marker

Jesse Chisholm Texas Historical Marker

Date: unknown
Creator: Harry Husburg
Description: Close-up of Jesse Chisholm Texas Historical Marker. Chisholm is best remembered for marking the Chisholm Trail, thus facilitating cattle drives and marketing of cattle.
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Historic Mansion

Historic Mansion

Date: unknown
Creator: John Michael Davidson
Description: Mansion, in Yorktown, with a Texas Histoirical Marker
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Texas Historical Marker for Birdville

Texas Historical Marker for Birdville

Date: unknown
Creator: Harry Husburg
Description: Texas Historical Marker for Birdville, site of Tarrant County's first courthouse. Birdville was the county seat from 1849-1856.
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Birdville Historical Society Standing around the Birdville Texas Historical Marker

Birdville Historical Society Standing around the Birdville Texas Historical Marker

Date: unknown
Creator: Lee Enterprises
Description: Birdville Historical Society gathered around the Texas State Historical Marker for the town of Birdville. Most of the members signed the picture.
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
[Historical Marker: Palestine High School]

[Historical Marker: Palestine High School]

Date: 1991~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Palestine High School in Palestine, Texas. Text: A public school system in Palestine was established in 1881 under control of the municipal government, the first classes were held at the old Palestine Female Institute (built in 1858), then a high school was built in 1888 at the institute site on Avenue A. In 1915 voters passed a $100,000 bond issue for a new high school. The city council chose this site in newly created, 22-acre Reagan Park for the campus. Fort Worth architects Sanguinet & Staats were chosen for the design, which features Tudor Gothic -- or Jacobethan -- detail in brick, limestone, and occasional tile panels. The 2-story structure, on a raised basement, is framed with reinforced concrete, allowing ample window space for air and light. The original plan included eight lecture rooms, a library, a gymnasium, laboratories, and an auditorium. A principal and 10 teachers comprised the first faculty, and the first graduating class in 1917 contained 38 students. This building became a junior high in 1939, and was named in 1955 for John Henninger Reagan (1818-1905), Texas statesman and Palestine resident. Elementary grades were assigned here from 1966 to ...
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
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