Musicians in the Union Bower Community

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This group of musicians played for square dances in the Union Bower community. Dances were held in the fall and winter because the weather was too hot during the summer. Left to right are: Tom Owens, Earl Steele, Lillie Owens, and Tom Wright. Lloyd Smith called the square dances, but is not in the picture. Union Bower was a farming community on the eastern edge of the city of Irving. The community was established about 1880.

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1 photographic print : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in.

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Creator: Unknown. 1910~.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection and was provided by Irving Archives to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 166 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Irving Archives

The Irving Archives presents images from two collections, the Charles and Catherine Schulze Collection, and the O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection. Images include photographs of Irving homes, businesses and citizens in the early 1900s.

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This group of musicians played for square dances in the Union Bower community. Dances were held in the fall and winter because the weather was too hot during the summer. Left to right are: Tom Owens, Earl Steele, Lillie Owens, and Tom Wright. Lloyd Smith called the square dances, but is not in the picture. Union Bower was a farming community on the eastern edge of the city of Irving. The community was established about 1880.

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1 photographic print : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in.

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O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection

The O. D. and Estelle Bates Collection presents images collected by O. D. and Estelle Bates from the citizens of Irving during the U.S. Bicentennial. Instrumental in forming the Irving Heritage Society, the Bates's contributions to the preservation of Irving's history are significant. The collection includes photographs of Irving homes, businesses and citizens in the early 1900s, and is housed in the Irving Archives.

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  • 1910~

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  • June 10, 2005, 2:48 p.m.

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  • Oct. 14, 2014, 2:50 a.m.

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Musicians in the Union Bower Community, photograph, 1910~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3232/: accessed December 5, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Irving Archives.