Railroad Survey Crew Poses for a Photo, c. 1902

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Members of the Chicago Rock Island survey crew posing with surveying instruments in front of a tent, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained in the area and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 3.25 x 4.25 in.

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Creator: Unknown. c. 1902.

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Members of the Chicago Rock Island survey crew posing with surveying instruments in front of a tent, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained in the area and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 3.25 x 4.25 in.

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Charles and Catherine Schulze Collection

The Charles and Catherine Schulze Collection at the Irving Archives features photographs donated by Charles Schulze Jr. and his wife, Catherine. Charles Schulze Jr. was the nephew of J. O. Schulze, a co-founder of Irving. The photographs include images of Irving at the turn of the century, as well as many images taken by the Chicago Rock Island railroad survey crew as they traveled throughout the south. J. O. Schulze, Charles Schulze Sr., and Otis Brown figure prominently in these photos, but, unfortunately, other members of the crew are unidentified.

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  • c. 1902

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  • June 10, 2005, 4:55 p.m.

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Railroad Survey Crew Poses for a Photo, c. 1902, photograph, c. 1902; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3363/: accessed September 27, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .