[600 Block S. May - Dilley's Iron Foundry]

[600 Block S. May - Dilley's Iron Foundry]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Illinois-native George Mansfield Dilley, the prominent railroad-building contractor who played an instrumental role in the expansion of railroads throughout Texas and the South, established this foundry in 1873, one year after the railroad arrived in Palestine. The George M. Dilley & Son Foundry, located adjacent to the I&GN tracks, at one time contained more than ten buildings. The enterprise manufactured some farm equipment and machinery, but its primary output was gray iron and brass castings for Texas railroads. The elder Dilley moved to Dallas in the 1880s, but the foundry continued to be run by his son, George Edward Dilley – one of Palestine’s most prominent citizens of the late 19th century. G.E. Dilley continued operations at the foundry until his death in 1932; his son Clarence V. Dilley then took over until his own death five years later. In the mid-1930s, the plant had an average payroll of about twenty thousand dollars, for a workforce of twenty to twenty-five men. The foundry ceased operations in the late 1930s. All that remains today are the frame office building, the nearby brick brass furnace building, and a lengthy iron fence which borders the property and faces May Street (which local historians ...
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[Company A, 2nd Texas Cavalry, Confederate States Army]

[Company A, 2nd Texas Cavalry, Confederate States Army]

Date: c. 1895
Creator: unknown
Description: This group does not contain the entire membership of the Company, which is much regretted, but only those whose pictures could be obtained thirty years after the war. The Company was raised by Captain Peter Hardeman about the middle of April, 1861, in the Counties of Houston, Anderson, Cherokee and Nacogdoches, calling for twenty-five men from each of the Counties, and marched immediately to San Antonio, where the regiment was organized and mustered into the State service on May 17th, 1861. In a few days after this, this Company, with a part of the regiment, started on the expedition to Arizona and New Mexico, and returned to San Antonio in the summer of 1862, when the regiment, being again brought together, was reorganized and served until the close of the war in Texas and Louisiana and was disbanded in June 1865. This company being among the first troops called for, was composed mainly of boys and young men, with a few middle-aged men, several of the boys being only fifteen years old. All were good, true, noble and loyal soldiers from the rise to the fall of the Confederacy - J. C. J. King - Captain, Co. A., 2nd Texas ...
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[Business Card for John L. Truslow]

[Business Card for John L. Truslow]

Date: 18??
Creator: Truslow, J. L.
Description: Business card, undated, for JNO. L. Truslow, Ticket Agent, of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The opposite side of the card has a table of distances form Memphis to select destinations.
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[Home remedies]

[Home remedies]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Clipping, undated, which gives home remedies for getting rid of mice and rats and curing colic in horses. The opposite side seems to be discussing the pricing of cotton, grain, and cattle.
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[Receipt from W. A. Morris to Pat Tompkins, undated]

[Receipt from W. A. Morris to Pat Tompkins, undated]

Date: unknown
Creator: Tompkins, Pat
Description: Receipt for payment made by W. A. Man to Pat Tompkins. The receipt is undated.
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[Map of Family Land Plots, undated]

[Map of Family Land Plots, undated]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a map of land plots for various Perryman family members. The map is undated.
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[Clipping: Buggy Advertisement]

[Clipping: Buggy Advertisement]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper clipping containing an advertisement for high-grade top buggies and leather grade top buggies. Description, reproduced illustrations, and prices of both models are included in the clipping. The reverse side of the advertisement details shipping costs for the buggies to locations all of the United States and to select locations in Mexico. There are handwritten notes on the front and back of the page.
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[Clipping: Rebel Prisoners]

[Clipping: Rebel Prisoners]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper clipping with details about rebel prisoners who were detained by the Union Army. The text notes that eight commissioned officers, two hundred and nineteen enlisted soldiers, and one hundred six deserters were captured. The names, ranks, and previous camp location of the officers are also included.
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[Receipt for Ziza Moore from J. M. Fox, July 21, 1870]

[Receipt for Ziza Moore from J. M. Fox, July 21, 1870]

Date: July 21, 1870
Creator: Fox, J. M.
Description: County tax receipt for Ziza Moore from J. M. Fox, Deputy of Collin County, Texas for $7.75.
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[Receipt for Charles B. Moore from the Boston Investigator, December 24, 1873]

[Receipt for Charles B. Moore from the Boston Investigator, December 24, 1873]

Date: December 24, 1873
Creator: Mendum, J. P.
Description: Receipt from J. P. Mendum of the Boston Investigator to Charles B. Moore of McKinney, Texas for $5.00.
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