Young Girls and Bennett School

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Photograph of a group of young girls in a field adjacent to a school building in Mesquite, TX. Thirteen girls are pictured in long, white gowns. The school behind them is a large, L-shaped white building with a bell tower.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm., on mat 14 x 16 cm.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2010 and was provided by Mesquite Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 901 times , with 11 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Mesquite Public Library

The Mesquite Public Library partnered with us to provide access to historic photos that document the start of this Texas and Pacific Railway depot town from its beginnings in 1873 to the early 20th century. Images include businesses, families, school children, and weddings.

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Description

Photograph of a group of young girls in a field adjacent to a school building in Mesquite, TX. Thirteen girls are pictured in long, white gowns. The school behind them is a large, L-shaped white building with a bell tower.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm., on mat 14 x 16 cm.

Notes

According to accompanying information, the Bennett School was located near the present First Presbyterian Church in Mesquite, TX. The original Bennett School was replaced by a one story frame building by 1881. The school closed in 1894.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2010

Rescuing Texas History 2010, presents local history materials from twelve partners: Bell/Whittington Public Library, Cedar Hill Museum of History, Cleveland Historic Society, Cooke County Library, Dallas Firefighters Museum, Dallas Municipal Archives, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, Fort Worth Jewish Archives, Friench Simpson Memorial Library, Harris County Archives, Longview Public Library, McAllen Memorial Public Library, Mesquite Public Library, Midwestern State University, Richardson Public Library, St. Philips College, Texas Woman's University, and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

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  • May 28, 2010, 6:03 p.m.

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Young Girls and Bennett School, photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90972/: accessed August 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mesquite Public Library.