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1935-36 Van Horn Basketball Team, District Champs

Description: Photograph of coaches and basketball team. Photograph of the Van Horn Basketball Team, 1935-36. District Champions. Front Row-Bob Hurt, Roy Johnson, D.L. Moore, James Mayfield; Second Row-Horace Oiver (Superintendent), Baylus Wagnon, Bart Knight, Dutch Walters, Ben Medley, Raymond Wheat (Assistant Coach), Back-Jimmy Terrell (coach)
Date: 1935~/1936~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

[An aerial view of the American Oil storage tank farm in Texas City in 1935]

Description: An aerial photograph of the white and black storage tanks in the American Oil Tank farm in Texas City. Some other refinery buildings can be seen about mid-photograph, behind the storage tanks. On the back of the photograph is written in pencil "1935." Taped to the back of the photograph is a label reading "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company September 15, 1971."
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Bellevue HS Faculty]

Description: Bellevue HS faculty: Virginia Gaines, Unk, Martha White, Frances Farr, Myrtle Early, CA Jolly Lucy Childress, Mr. Miller, Elvira Gilliland, W.A. (Bot) Greer. Photo taken in 1935: Bellevue, Texas.
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore and Mrs. Crawford taking a walk]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore and Helen Moore and Mrs. Crawford walk arm-in-arm along a ridge. Behind them is a tree and a stone outcropping. To the left of them, is a valley. Col. Moore is dressed in a suit and Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Crawford are wearing dresses. This landscape may have been near the Moore's Rainy Day Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mrs. Crawford HB & I, 1935".
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore standing in front of a car]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore and Helen Moore stand on the sidewalk near a black automobile. Mrs. Moore stands on the right. She is wearing formal clothes and a hat. Col. Moore stands to her left dressed in a dark suit, a bow tie and a hat.
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore with an unidentified couple]

Description: A photograph of Col. and Mrs. Moore with two unidentified people standing in front of bushes near a multi-storied commercial or institutional building. From left to right the individuals are: Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a dark suit and bow tie and holding a straw hat; Helen Edmunds Moore with her arm through Col. Moore's arm; an unidentified man dressed in a dark suit and tie and wearing a hat, and an unidentified woman in a white dress and hat with her arms behind her back.
Date: [1935..1939]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore at a black-tie dinner]

Description: Approximately 25 older men, almost all in formal black-tie evening dress, stand in five rows behind a banquet table. The table has been set formally. Col. Hugh B. Moore is standing second from the left, in the back.
Date: [1935..1944]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore in his office]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a dark suit vest and bowtie but without the jacket, sits at a desk in an office. A large stack of papers sits in the foreground on the desk top at Col. Moore's left. At the far left of the picture in the middle of the desk is an old "candlestick" or upright telephone. A stack of magazines/journals sits on the edge of the desk to Col. Moore's right. Behind the magazines, next to a rolltop desk are large rolled documents, possibly blueprints or surveying documents. Behind Col. Moore, on top of a rolltop desk is a radio and above that there is a framed print hanging on the wall.
Date: [1935..1944]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore relaxing near the cabin]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore, smoking a pipe, sits in a wooden rocker in front of the Moore cabin in New Mexico. Col. Moore wears knee-high hiking boots, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hat. Near the corner of the cabin, on the far left, an unidentified young woman sits in a free-standing glider/swing shaded by an awning. The cabin sits at the bottom of a mountain, and the mountainside covered with scrub and some trees can be seen behind the cabin.
Date: [1935..1939]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore working at an easel]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a long-sleeved white shirt, suit vest and bow tie, sits at an easel in front of large windows. The easel is set up on a table.
Date: [1935..1944]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Custom House building, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]

Description: Postcard of the Custom House building in Nuevo Laredo. The back of the postcard includes a thank you note addressed to Capt. Elmer C. Croom from L. R. de la Peña.
Date: 1935-07-28?
Creator: de la Peña, L. R.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Grain elevator near the port in Texas City]

Description: A photograph of the grain elevator near the port in Texas City. The photograph is taken from the side of the grain elevator, which has two rows of 6 silos each.
Date: [1935..1947]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[John Henry Handorf]

Description: A native of Anderson County, John Henry Handorf was born on September 9, 1887, a son of John and Melissa (Milton) Handorf. He was educated in the public schools of Anderson County and after leaving school he came to Palestine and married Miss Dora Martin, the daughter of Walter and Alice Martin, on April 13, 1913. Over the next several years he worked at several companies, including a year for the I&GN Railroad, and then he went to work as foreman for the Palestine Water Works. He climbed their ranks and in 1917 was made superintendent of the plant, a position he held until 1933, when he was elected a member of the board of commissioners for the City of Palestine. After the death of Mayor Steven E. Reed in November 1934, Mr. Handorf stepped in and served out his term. He was re-elected as Mayor without opposition and served until 1939. He died on July 14, 1939 and is buried in the New Addition Annex section of the Palestine City Cemetery.
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Laura Harriett Dameron

Description: Photograph of woman in wedding dress. Photograph of Laura Harriett Dameron Toolen, in wedding dress and veil, of Van Horn, TX. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Toolen, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Hall.
Date: 1935~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

[Parade]

Description: Pinoneer Renuion Parade. Photo taken in 1935: Henrietta, Texas.
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Peg and Buddy McLaughlin - Jones Beach]

Description: (back of photo) Peg and Buddy - Taken at Jones Beach - Both felt very silly when this was taken. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Pioneer Reunion King and Queen

Description: Papose Alcorn and Frank Johnson in the Pioneer parade in October 1935. The children are : B.A. Weaver, D.J. Percifield, Jr., and Alfred McMillam.
Date: October 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clay County Historical Society