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Railroad Survey Crew Poses with Survey Tools, c. 1902

Description: Six members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew pose around their surveying tools for a professional portrait, 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.
Date: 1902~
Partner: Irving Archives

Railroad Survey Crew's Camp, c. 1902

Description: Five members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew pose in front of a tent in their camp, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. They camped on Britain family land in the vicinity of modern-day Nursery Road and the Rock Island railroad track. Two of the crew members remained behind when the rest moved on to the next job. They purchased 80 acres of land from the Britains and founded the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1903.
Date: 1902~
Partner: Irving Archives

View of Inside Survey Crew Tent, 1902

Description: View of the interior of one the tents of the members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas in 1902. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: 1902~
Partner: Irving Archives