Palestine City Directory, 1898-1899 Page: 18
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1:s PA LESTINE CITY D)IRE(CTORY.
In the canvass for the names of the citizens of the city, the
total number of inhabitants ill each hotlsehold was ol)tained at
every door, which added up, shows the population of Palestine to
be 10,529 by actual count. It is encouraging indeed to note the
march of progress so discernable throughout the city in every
branch of business. Palestine has made and is still making mighty
strides in the march of progress, in population, in business, and
in building improvements generally. Scores of new houses have
been erected during the. past yttdar, which is indicative of her substantial
and healthy growth. Her beautiful residences and
churches of modern archecture, which adorn her streets, her
magnificent blocks and manufacturing concerns, surrounded by a
rich agricultural district, offer inducements as a place of business
and residence, whose equal is not surpassed by those of any other
part of this section of country. After subtracting the plural firm
names, names of public buildings, etc., we have the names of
2,676 citizens, which, at our usual ratio of four inhabitants
to each name or representative of a family or business occupation,
would give Palestine a population ot 10,704. In conclusion,
we trust our Directory will give entire satisfaction, as we have
spared neither pains nor expense to make it complete, reliable and
worthy of the name. To our patrons who have given us financial
aid, we hereby return our most cordial thanks, and ask them to
reserve their support in our behalf, and we shall endeavor to merit
the same. It is our intention to issue the Palestine Directory as
often as it is actually necessary.
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Hensley-Arnold Co. Palestine City Directory, 1898-1899, book, 1898; Houston, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39139/m1/18/: accessed November 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.