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 169 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Located in the Irving Public Library, the Archives collect and preserve the history of Irving, its residents, and its predecessor communities. Their holdings date from the mid-19th century to the present and contain artifacts from both city government and from private sources.

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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

O. D. and Estelle Bates came to Irving during the late 1960s. Motivated by their interest in local history, they collected photos and conducted interviews documenting the history of the Irving area.

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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 July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Irving Archives.