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[Andrew L. Bowers]

Description: Andrew L. Bowers was born in 1852 in North Carolina. Upon moving to Texas, his first job was as a day laborer on an iron bridge at Columbus, TX. He was eighteen years of age. At nineteen he was promoted to foreman, with the Delaware Bridge Company. Afterward, he worked for the railroads, steadily climbing their ranks until he reached the position of Superintendent of Construction for the Northwest division, covering the area from Spring to Fort Worth. He eventually left the railroad, resigning to look after his investments. He became interested in the Salt Works of Palestine, helping to develop that important new enterprise and serving as its first president. He married Nellie O’Connell, on May 31, 1882 in Corsicana. They were the parents of five children: Irene, Mabel, Andrew Jr., Willie, and Bernard. In 1890, the need for a Building and Loan Association became acute in this section, and Mr. Bowers, along with several others, organized the Mechanics’ Building and Loan Association. This was one of the earliest organizations of the kind in the state of Texas. In 1906 he bought from Governor Thomas M. Campbell, a controlling interest in the Palestine National Bank and was made president. But he was not constituted for indoor work; the open spaces called him and he retired from banking after a signally successful connection of seven years. Mr. Bowers was a large property owner, his holdings comprising, notably, a large number of business houses in various Texas cities. He served three terms as Mayor of Palestine, being first elected in 1897 and serving until 1907 and then re-elected in 1909 and serving until 1915. He was once again elected in 1919 and served until 1923. Achievements of his regime included: paving of streets, erection of substantial brick school buildings, fire station ...
Date: 1897
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Frank Huffsmith]

Description: Frank Huffsmith was born on January 7, 1853 and served as Mayor of Palestine from 1893 until 1897. He died on February 3, 1900 and is buried in the East Hill section of the Palestine City Cemetery.
Date: 1893
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Nathanial W. Blackshear]

Description: Photo of Nathanial W. Blackshear that was taken about 1891.
Date: 1891
Creator: E.F. Brockmeyer - Studio Angelo
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Temple Opera House - Palestine, Texas]

Description: Photo of the Temple Opera House which was located on the corner of Avenue A and Oak Street in downtown Palestine. As per the 1898-1899 city directory, the manager was a man named W.E. Swift. The building has since been destroyed.
Date: 1890 - 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Palestine Fire Department Band]

Description: Photo of the Palestine Fire Department Band taken in the Old Town section of Palestine, around the courthouse square around 1890-1900.
Date: 1890 - 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Company A, 2nd Texas Cavalry, Confederate States Army]

Description: This group does not contain the entire membership of the Company, which is much regretted, but only those whose pictures could be obtained thirty years after the war. The Company was raised by Captain Peter Hardeman about the middle of April, 1861, in the Counties of Houston, Anderson, Cherokee and Nacogdoches, calling for twenty-five men from each of the Counties, and marched immediately to San Antonio, where the regiment was organized and mustered into the State service on May 17th, 1861. In a few days after this, this Company, with a part of the regiment, started on the expedition to Arizona and New Mexico, and returned to San Antonio in the summer of 1862, when the regiment, being again brought together, was reorganized and served until the close of the war in Texas and Louisiana and was disbanded in June 1865. This company being among the first troops called for, was composed mainly of boys and young men, with a few middle-aged men, several of the boys being only fifteen years old. All were good, true, noble and loyal soldiers from the rise to the fall of the Confederacy - J. C. J. King - Captain, Co. A., 2nd Texas Cavalry, Confederate Veterans
Date: c. 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Killeen Hotel

Description: Photograph of the Killeen Hotel, a two story building with upper and lower porches, three chimneys, some out buildings, and a windmill. Four of five people are seated on the lower porch. Text on photo reads, "Killeen Hotel -- photo taken approx. 1895-1900..... located on northwest corner of Avenue D and 8th Street...built in late 1880s or early 1890s...after Camp Hood came. hotel was moved to street south of railroad tracks, to make room for another building at D and 8th"
Date: 1895 - 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Killeen City Library System

[Many wagons on a market day in Killeen]

Description: Killeen on a market day, c. 1890s. Dozens of men and their wagons face towards the photographer. The perspective is looking west along the railroad tracks, with the stockyards at the center. Featured businesses are Campbell & Sons Lumber, Hardware, Buggies, Wagons; Studebaker; Campbell - Root Lumber sheds, and Wendland's Produce.
Date: c. 1890 - 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Killeen City Library System

Beach Mercantile

Description: Photograph of store with seven people on porch. Photograph of the Beach Mercantile store in Van Horn, TX
Date: 1898~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

Section House

Description: Photograph of building and people. Photograph of Section House with adults (some holding tennis racquets), children, and horse.
Date: c. 1898
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

Beach Mercantile Co., c. 1898

Description: Photograph of store with seven people on porch. Photograph of Beach Mercantile Co, with seven unidentified people on porch, Van Horn, TX c. 1898
Date: 1898~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

[A portrait of Bob Wedell]

Description: A formal portrait of Bob Wedell in a three-piece suit and tie. On the back of the photograph is written: "Bob Wedell."
Date: 1895 - 1903
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A portrait of a young Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A formal portrait of a young Helen Edmunds Moore. Her hair is cut short and falls in soft waves. She is wearing a sheer black dress with a scalloped lace neckline. Based on other photographs, she appears to be in her teens or early twenties.
Date: 1897 - 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A portrait of a young Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A formal portrait of Helen Edmunds at the age of 15. She is wearing her long hair up on top of her head and is wearing a white or pastel formal dress. This appears to be a debutante portrait. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "Sepha Edmunds 1896 Kansas City Mo."
Date: 1896
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The family of Helen Edmunds Moore around 1890]

Description: A group of six women and four men are gathered in an outside location, four standing and the rest sitting, for this group photograph. All are dressed in formal clothes - the men are wearing suits, the women wear long dark dresses or long-sleeved white blouses and long skirts.
Date: 1890
Creator: Patterson, R. S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The family of Helen Edmunds Moore around 1890]

Description: Twelve family members are gathered for a photograph in front of a brick building with a porch. On the left, two men sit on a cane loveseat, while two women and one man stand behind them. On the right, an older man and woman sit on another loveseat. A younger man sits next to them in a cane chair and four younger individuals stand posed behind them. All are dressed in formal clothes - the women in long dark dresses or suits, the men in three piece suits.
Date: 1890
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Sepha Helen Edmunds in a school photograph in 1891]

Description: A group photograph of school children, including Helen Edmunds Moore, at the age of 11. Twenty-nine children, including both boys and girls, are arranged in three rows for the group photograph. The children are dressed in dress clothing, with the girls wearing long dresses, and the boys wearing long-sleeved shirts and dark pants. Some of the girls wear pinafores over their dresses; some of the boys wear suit jackets. One child, in the middle of the picture, is noticeably younger than the others and still wears the long white clothes of a very young child. Boys in the first row sit cross-legged on the ground. Helen Edmunds Moore is in the second row, fourth from the left with a handwritten "x me" below her torso. On the back of the photograph is written: "Jack Louden, Ed Sitzler, Clifford Everett, Tod Kirk, Robert Henry Heraker 1891 Nina Fyfe, Nellie Sharp, Josie Fish, Daisy Eteen, Susie [Eteen], Gladys Jacobs, Mariah Deathrige, Ora Zeigler, Zelma Eldridge, Lettie Chandler, Jennie Gray, Sepha Helen Edmunds 11 years of age." Stamped on the back of the photograph is "W. W. Graham, View Artist, 1431 Walnut St., Tel. 1440, Kansas City, Mo."
Date: 1891
Creator: Graham, W. W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Al Spangler]

Description: Al Spangler. Picture dated 1895: Henrietta, Texas.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Dave Utley Dray]

Description: Man and woman in a wagon buggy pulled by horses. Photo circa 1890: Henrietta, Texas.
Date: 1890~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clay County Historical Society