Inauguration of the Santa Fe Railroad Line

Description

Inauguration of the Santa Fe Railroad Line linking Dallas, Denton, and Chicago. It was raining and the photo was taken in north Dallas, near Garland. Among the men heading the groundbreaking ceremony were Railroad president Fred Gurley, Jerome Crossman, president of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, E. W. Morrison, a Denton businessman who strongly supported the line, Dallas Mayor R. L. Thornton, and Denton Mayor J. L. Yarbrough.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Creation Information

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company December 11, 1954.

Context

This photograph is part of the collection entitled: From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History and was provided by Denton Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 367 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Reinhold, James "Jim" P. James Reinhold, Assistant to the President of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System, sent this photograph to Will Williams in appreciation for his assistance with the event.

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Denton Public Library

The Denton Public Library partnered with UNT Libraries on a grant From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History, which was completed in 2007. Materials include local history photographs, maps, city directories, and some books. Funding for this project was provided by the Forrest C. Lattner Foundation.

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Inauguration of the Santa Fe Railroad Line linking Dallas, Denton, and Chicago. It was raining and the photo was taken in north Dallas, near Garland. Among the men heading the groundbreaking ceremony were Railroad president Fred Gurley, Jerome Crossman, president of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, E. W. Morrison, a Denton businessman who strongly supported the line, Dallas Mayor R. L. Thornton, and Denton Mayor J. L. Yarbrough.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History

These materials include historic photographs, books, maps, city directories, and records from numerous Denton women's clubs. Funding for this project was provided by the Forrest C. Lattner Foundation.

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  • December 11, 1954

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  • April 28, 2006, 1:14 p.m.

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  • March 1, 2017, 2:36 p.m.

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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company. Inauguration of the Santa Fe Railroad Line, photograph, December 11, 1954; Chicago, IL. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12611/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.