[Marker: George R. Reeves]

[Marker: George R. Reeves]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for George R. Reeves (January 3, 1826 - September 5, 1882) in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Man for whom 2600-Sq. Mi. West Texas County was named. Born in Tennessee, married Jane Moore in 1844 in Arkansas, came to Texas about 1845, was Grayson County tax collector, 1848-1850; Sheriff, 1850-1854. Served as state representative, 1855-1861, commissioned Confederate Army officer, 1863, participant in Battle of Chickamauga and Hundred Days Atlanta Campaign. Returned to legislature, 1873, Speaker of the House, 1881-1882. Recorded - 1967.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Marker: Trading Post of Holland Coffee]

[Marker: Trading Post of Holland Coffee]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the marker for the Trading Post of Holland Coffee in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Established about 1837 for trade with the Indians of the Red River region and the Western Plains. Here many white captives of the red men were redeemed. From its vicinity, the Snively Expedition set out for New Mexico on April 25, 1843. Abandoned after Coffee's death in 1846. Erected by the State of Texas 1936.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Marker: Fort Johnson]

[Marker: Fort Johnson]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the marker for Fort Johnson in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Established by William G. Cooke in 1840 as a part of the defense of the military road from Red River to Austin, named in honor of Colonel Francis W. Johnson (1799-1888), commander of the Texas army at the capture of San Antonio, December 10, 1835. Place of rendezvous for the Snivley Expedition which set out April 25, 1843. The settlement in the vicinity was known as Georgetown.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Photograph of Fort Johnson]

[Photograph of Fort Johnson]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the site of Fort Johnson in Pottsboro, Texas. The area is an empty field with a gate blocking a dirt path.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Photograph of George R. Reeves' Grave]

[Photograph of George R. Reeves' Grave]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of George R. Reeves' tombstone in Pottsboro, Texas. The tombstone reads: Honorable George R. Reeves, born January 3, 1826, died September 5, 1882. Aged 56 years 8 months & 2 days.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Hagerman]

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Hagerman]

Date: [2011-12..2012-03]
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Hagerman in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: In 1904, James Patillo (J.P.) Smith platted streets here in a 10-acre wheat field and established the town of Hagerman, named for railroad attorney James P. Hagerman. The town consisted of 250 residents, a cotton gin, school, church, post office, railroad depot, and several businesses by 1910. The town prospered and grew to contain three churches and a three-teacher school. However, in the 1920s residents and businesses began to abandon the area when it became known that the creation of Lake Texoma would completely inundate the town. Lake Texoma was created in 1943. Sesquicentennial of Texas statehood 1845-1995.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Photograph of Hagerman]

[Photograph of Hagerman]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of where Hagerman used to be in Pottsboro, Texas. There is an empty field with tall grass and trees in the distance.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Sophia Porter]

[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Sophia Porter]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Confederate Lady Paul Revere, Sophia Porter, (1813-1899) in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Settled 1839 at Glen Eden, a site now under Lake Texoma (N of here). Her husband, early trader Holland Coffee, built fine home. Guests included Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, other army of officers, 1845-60. During Civil War, wined and dined passing federal scouts found out they were seeking Col. Jas. Bourland, Confederate Defender of Texas Frontier, while guests were busy, she slipped out, swam her horse across icy Red River, warned Col. Bourland, helped prevent federal invasion of North Texas. (1965)
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Photograph of Sophia Porter]

[Photograph of Sophia Porter]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the historical marker for Sophia Porter in Pottsboro, Texas. The marker is in the woods and is surrounded by leaves and trees.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Photograph of Trading Post of Holland Coffee]

[Photograph of Trading Post of Holland Coffee]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the Trading Post of Holland Coffee in Pottsboro, Texas. The marker for the site is next to a sign for Preston Bend Pet Cemetery. There are trees and bushes behind the signs.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
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